Vietnam and Mongolia news agencies renew cooperation deal

Tuesday, 2017-08-15 18:03:14
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VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi (R) and Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj (L)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Montsame News Agency of Mongolia signed a new cooperation agreement on August 15 to tighten their professional links in the digital era.

Accordingly, the two agencies will maintain the exchange of text news and photos with captions in English and increase the sharing of news videos, especially documentaries concerning the land and people of Vietnam and Mongolia. The documentaries will also include information on investment and business opportunities in each nation.

They pledged to maintain annual exchanges of reporters and also committed to continue supporting each other at regional and international press forums, particularly within the framework of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).

Speaking at the talks in Hanoi, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi noted the agencies’ implementation of the 2001 protocol on specialised cooperation, which, as he stated, has yet to tap into the bilateral cooperation potential, urging the two sides to strengthen their ties in the time ahead.

Regarding APEC Vietnam 2017, he commented that the VNA is ready to provide information about this event for Montsame, and it hopes that the Mongolian news agency will step up the promotion of this event on its communication channels.

Congratulating the VNA on its recent achievements, Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj also expressed her wish to reinforce the cooperation between the two sides.

Both general directors shared the view that the VNA and Montsame need to boost exchanging information about their countries’ economy, trade, investment and tourism in order for the Vietnamese and Mongolian businessmen and people to have a better mutual understanding of one another. The two sides hope to expand economic partnerships as well.

Founded in 1921, the Montsame News Agency is one of the oldest communications organisations of Mongolia. It has 108 staff members, reporters and editors, 20 offices across Mongolia, and two offices in Moscow and Beijing.

The VNA boasts a network of 63 offices in all the cities and provinces nationwide and 30 overseas offices across five continents.

With more than 60 media products by more than 1,000 reporters and editors out of its 2,400-strong staff, the VNA is now the media office having the largest number of products and forms in the country: bulletins, photos, television programmes, dailies, weeklies, monthlies, magazines, pictorials, books, TV channels, e-newspapers and information programmes on mobile platforms.

The agency also delivers news in the largest number of languages. In addition to official Vietnamese-language news is also provided for domestic and foreign media outlets. This also includes stories for foreign services in written English, Chinese, French and Spanish, not to mention print and e-newspapers in four other foreign languages, namely Lao, Korean, Japanese and Russian.