VIETNAMESE, CAMBODIAN RADIOS SIGN DEAL TO BOOST COOPERATION

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam and Cambodia signed a bilateral cooperation agreement on Thursday here to enable the two countries to air more radio news and programmes on each other's politics, economy, culture and society, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Cambodian Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith who signed the bilateral cooperation agreement for 2017-2020 also had a working session with leaders of Vietnam's national radio broadcaster, The Voice of Vietnam (VOV).

Aimed at strengthening the friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia, both sides will also send high-ranking delegations on exchange to gain experience. The VOV will help Cambodia national radio tackle technical problems.

During the signing, VOV General Director Nguyen The Ky expressed his belief that the Cambodian minister's visit at a time when the two countries are celebrating their 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties, will foster information cooperation between the two countries.

Ky also briefed the guests on the media activities of Vietnam and the VOV. Formed in 1945, the VOV operates eight national radio channels, nearly 20 television channels, two online newspapers, one print newspaper, one opera house and 17 representative offices across the country and the world.

With more than 3,100 staff members, VOV airs news in 12 languages, including Khmer.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK