VOV Director General Nguyen The Ky (L) and  Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (Source: VNA) 
 
Vientiane (VNA) – Director General of the Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) Nguyen The Ky has pledged to popularise the beauty, traditional customs and people of Laos during the Lao Tourism Year 2018.

During a reception hosted by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane on November 21, Ky informed the host about the outcomes of talks between VOV and the Lao National Radio (LNR) a day earlier, saying that both sides have realised the 2015-2018 cooperation agreement, including popularising events during the Vietnam - Laos Year of Friendship and Solidarity 2017.

VOV will do its best to train LNR officials, reporters, technicians and managers and help the Lao broadcaster upgrade several television and audio equipment, he said.

The Lao PM spoke highly of collaboration between VOV and LNR over the past years, affirming that radio services play a significant role in disseminating news, especially in remote and mountainous areas.

On the occasion, he thanked the Vietnamese Party and State and VOV in particular for providing effective support for LNR, which he said further tightens ties between the two radio stations and between Laos and Vietnam in general.

During talks with the LNR delegation led by its Director General Phosy Keomanivong, Ky also agreed to send VOV reporters to Laos to share experience and cover the country’s images.

During the stay, the VOV leader paid a courtesy call to Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and head of the LPRP Commission for Propaganda and Training Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.-VNA