21/03/2017 14:35 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

VNA, ANTARA bolster news cooperation

Jakarta, March 21 (VNA) – General Director of Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi had a meeting with President Director of Indonesia’s news agency ANTARA Meidyatama Suryodiningrat in Jakarta on March 20 to discuss measures to increase bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

The two sides reiterated their commitments to further traditional cooperative ties in exchanging information and supporting respective reporters.

They agreed to boost cooperation activities within the framework of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and promote the initiative of establishing an organisation to forge collaboration among Southeast Asian news agencies and spread more information about the ASEAN Community.

General Director Nguyen Duc Loi said the organisation will help embrace connectivity as well as share experience and improve the operational efficiency of all news agencies in ASEAN, especially in providing prompt and accurate information about intra-and-extra bloc activities for the common development in Southeast Asia.

This idea has received warm support from other regional news agencies such as Cambodia’s AKP, Malaysia’s BERNAMA, Laos’ KPL, and Thailand’s TNA, he noted.

President Director Meidyatama Suryodiningrat said he will contact with the ASEAN Secretariat at the end of March or in early April to present the idea and necessary steps to set up the organisation in 2017 – the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN.