Sep 2, 2018, 10:41 PM
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OANA always acted impartially: VNA chief

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 2, IRNA – Managing Director of Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Ngunen Duc Loi said on Sunday that Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) has always acted impartially and observed ethical and humanitarian values in covering regional or international developments.

The official who is in Tehran to attend the 43rd OANA Executive Board Meeting added that OANA has acted professionally and apart from political issues.

Charter of OANA based on which it was established in 1961 underlines that member news agencies should release correct and accurate news and help promote peace and human rights under any conditions, he said.

Of course, cooperation among Asia-Pacific states experienced ups and downs, he said, noting that OANA members always try to forge a mutual understanding among themselves and they also strived to find a solution to regional conflicts.

Elsewhere in his talks, the VNA chief said that Iran and Vietnam have extensive cooperation and the two countries news agencies can contribute to development of relations between the two nations.

OANA was set up in 1961 with the aim of facilitating information dissemination among regional states and currently 44 news agencies from 35 countries are members of the media grouping.

Managing directors and chief executive officers of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) have arrived in Tehran to participate at the 43rd Executive Board Meeting of the Asian media alliance.

The managing directors and the CEOs of nine OANA news agencies, including Oman's ONA, Qatar's QNA, Mongolia's Montsame, Kazakhstan's Kazinform, Azerbaijan Republic's Azertac, South Korea's Yonhap, Japan's Kyodo, Vietnam's VNA and Indonesia's Antara have so far arrived in the Iranian capital on Sunday.

Aslan Aslanov, OANA President along with Youssef Ibrahim Abdulrahman Al Maleki General Manager of Qatar News Agency and VNA Director General Nguyễn Đức Lợi are among the first to arrive in Tehran at the head of media delegations.

CEOs of nine other OANA news agencies are scheduled to arrive in the Iranian capital within next hours.

Chaired by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the OANA meeting is scheduled to be held from September 2-5.
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