HANOI (AA) – Anadolu Agency and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) renewed their cooperation agreement Thursday, in a move the Turkish outlet’s Deputy Director General Mustafa Ozkaya underlined would “truly contribute to the relations of both countries”.
“With this agreement both agencies will exchange news, photos and videos from their respective countries,” he said after inking the deal with his VNA counterpart Le Duy Truyen in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.
“The media outlets, subscribers, private and public sector companies and representatives, shortly the ‘people’ of these countries will now have a chance to have a faster and better way to know about each other's culture, history, art and economy,” Ozkaya added.
The signing ceremony was also attended by Turkish Ambassador to Vietnam Akif Ayhan and Anadolu Agency’s International News Editor-in-Chief Faruk Tokat.
Truyen expressed optimism about the deal contributing to enhanced news exchange that “can help the two agencies diversify stories and objectively report on regional and international issues, along with their countries’ domestic affairs.”
Ozkaya underlined that Anadolu Agency gained an important partner “in its global and especially in its Asia-Pacific news network” through the agreement.
“Anadolu Agency will be able to broadcast the news and images from Vietnam to the world in 11 languages,” he added.
The new agreement expands on that signed in 2007, paving the way for increasing the sharing of photos and images in addition to English-language news stories.
The Anadolu Agency is a well-established global news agency offering newswires in 11 languages, with operations in most major regions around the globe, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Asia-Pacific, serving business customers in more than 100 countries.