13/04/2017 09:37 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

President praises Vietnam News Agency-Kyodo cooperation

During a reception in Hanoi on April 12 for Kyodo News President and Editor-in-Chief Masaki Fukuyama, President Quang highlighted significant progresses in bilateral political and diplomatic ties over the past 44 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1973. 

Expressing support for cooperation plan between the two news agencies, the State leader said as official news agencies of Vietnam and Japan, VNA and Kyodo News should further popularise each country’s culture, business environment and people, contributing to deepening mutual understanding and trust between the two peoples. 

At the same time, both sides should continue providing timely, comprehensive and objective coverage of achievements in Vietnam-Japan ties in order to lift the bilateral extensive strategic partnership to a greater height, he said. 

On the APEC Year 2017 with nearly 200 meetings and the 25th APEC High-level Week to be held in Da Nang, the host said it enables the two news agencies to coordinate in news coverage to contribute to the success of such events. 

He told his guest that Vietnam is refining mechanisms and administrative procedures, improving competitiveness and business climate, and prioritising industrialisation and modernisation, during which, the country is ready to provide all possible support for foreign enterprises, including those from Japan, to do long-term business here. 

Amid the alarming trade protectionism trend, Vietnam backs global trade liberalisation, he said, adding that countries need to accelerate the negotiations and signing of bilateral free trade agreements to enhance economic, trade and investment links. 

On regional and global issues of shared concern, he said during meetings, Vietnamese and Japanese leaders underscored the need to work closely together at multilateral forums to maintain an environment of peace. 

Fukuyama, for his part, briefed the host of the outcomes of collaboration between VNA and Kyodo News over the past years. 

He said the Japanese people as well as major corporations, groups and local companies are interested in business opportunities in Vietnam so that Kyodo News holds an important responsibility for presenting a full and accurate coverage of Vietnam, its people, culture and business climate.