Welcoming the Xinhuadelegation’s visit to Vietnam and talking about the cooperativeagreement on news exchange signed by the two agencies, VNA GeneralDirector Nguyen Duc Loi said the agreement contributed to promoting thetraditional relations and friendship between the two countries. He added that the two sides should prepare to sign a new cooperative agreement in 2012. Loi affirmed that VNA will strengthen cooperation with Xinhua in thefield of multimedia and promote the exchange of high-ranking visits toshare management experience and correspondent professionalism. Speaking highly of the achievements that VNA has made over the past 66years, Xinhua Vice President Zhou Shuchun said the two agencies shouldstrengthen cooperation in information exchange to foster mutualunderstanding between the two peoples. He also suggested the two sides discuss measures to beef up cooperation in exchanging and developing television news. Completing the talks, the Chinese delegation visited the News forForeign Service Department and Vietnam News Agency Television Centre./.