The delegation was welcomed by Major General Pham Van Huan, PAN’s Editor-in-Chief, along with many PAN editors and reporters.

At the reception, General Huan warmly welcomed the guests, stressing that the two countries’ special relations have been nurtured by the press agencies of both sides over the past time. PAN has close ties with the Lao press, especially the People’s Army Newspaper of Laos.

Major General Pham Van Huan, PAN’s Editor-in-Chief, speaks at the reception

During their stay, Lao guests were introduced to the history of establishment and development of PAN. Notably, the newspaper’s reporters took part in the Dien Bien Phu Campaign and published its news covering the developments of military affairs in the three Indochina countries. Currently the PAN’s online edition has a Lao language page.

In addition, the PAN’s reporters reflected on external defense affairs, especially contents related to the solidarity among the three countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the host stressed.

Lao guests visit a section of the PAN

During the visit, Lao guests and PAN staff exchanged their professional expertise, particularly on information dissemination prior to the rapid development of today's information technology.

Lao press officials and PAN's leaders in a joint photo

For his part, Thongvanh Bounbouthong, Deputy Director General of the Lao National Television and head of the Lao delegation, thanked the PAN for sharing valuable experience with their Lao counterparts. He stressed that the Lao visitors will strive to contribute to developing the Lao press and meeting the Lao readers’ needs in the time to come.

Translated by Trung Thanh