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Venezuela, Vietnam News Agencies Sign Accord

The Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) and Vietnam News Agency (VNA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Venezuela during a three-day visit by a VNA delegation which was wrapped up on July 10.

The MoU calls on the two State-run newswires to share information in the format of text, audio, video, photographs and TV products.

VNA and AVN are committed to exchanging visits by managers and journalists to share experience in improving service quality.

VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong said, “The memorandum will lay the groundwork for the two news agencies to boost cooperative ties and help the Vietnamese and Venezuelan people better understand each other through their official information”.

The document was signed by Tran Mai Huong and AVN president Freddy Fernandez after holding talks on bilateral relations.

Host and guest shared the same view that official sources of information always play an important role in disseminating Party and state policies to the public as well as in the fight against hostile forces’ distorted information.

The two news agencies’ leaders also pledged to do all they can, with VNA as member of the Organisation of Asian-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and AVN as member of the Latin American Union of News Agencies (ULAN), to help each develop relations with other members of their organizations.

During his stay, the VNA leader also met with the leadership of the National Radio of Venezuela (RNV). Huong briefed them on Vietnam’s recent developments as well as VNA’s achievements and goals to meet the host’s expectations.

In reply, RNV President Helena Salcedo emphasised that Vietnam’s experience is invaluable to the Venezuelan people in their revolutionary process towards socialism.

Published on Jul 11th 2011 at 11.39am

Source: VOV News