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Vietnamese boost for TV

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Tran Binh Minh with Information Ministry officials. Supplied

Cambodia’s National Television of Kampuchea expects to sign an agreement today with Vietnam Television to cooperate in technical matters and capacity-building.

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said yesterday: “We expect to sign a memorandum of understanding tomorrow that will focus on technical cooperation and human resource training.”

It would be the first time such cooperation had taken place.

The announcement came after Mr Kanharith and Deputy PM in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers Bin Chhin met Vietnam Television general director Tran Binh Minh.

Mr Tran is leading a delegation to Cambodia which started on Tuesday and will finish on Sunday.

Both sides exchanged views on the good cooperation the neighbouring countries have enjoyed over the last 50 years.

Mr Tran said in the meeting: “Cambodia and Vietnam have good cooperation. Both countries are close and reliable partners.”

Vietnam Television had built up a lot of experience since it was established in 1970, Mr Tran said.

It was a member of the Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union and cooperated with CNN, Fox News, the BBC and others.

Vietnam Television has 4,000 staff and representative offices in 12 countries including Cambodia, said Mr Tran, who is also to meet other Cambodian private television and radio stations during his visit.

Mr Kanharith said Cambodia’s TVK had about 300 staff.

“I am looking to share experiences with the Information Minister,” said Mr Tran, who covered Vietnam’s troop withdrawal from Cambodia in 1989 and who will also lead a delegation to visit Angkor Wat.

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