SPA, BSS ink cooperation agreement on news exchange

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in news exchange between the two staterun news agencies.

The agreement was signed SPA President Abdullah bin Fahd AlHussein and BSS Chief Editor and Managing Director Abul Kalam Azad, at the SPA headquarters in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Azad and his delegation toured the SPA headquarters including the local and international editing departments as well as the social media, photography and television production sections and the media center. They were briefed on the mechanism of work and listened to an explanation of the newsletters broadcast by the agency in English, French, Russian, Persian and Chines, besides the Arabic news bulletin, and the agency's activity on the social networking platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, YouTube and Snap Chat).

The threemember delegation expressed admiration for SPA's technical and professional progress in the field of news work, reflecting the efforts being made to convey a trustworthy media message to the countries of the world.

The Bangladeshi delegation comprised Secretary of the Information Ministry Abdul Malek, Deputy Secretary of the Information Ministry S M Mahfuzul Haque, and Deputy Chief of Diplomatic Mission in Riyadh Embassy Dr. Mohammad Nazrul Islam.

Under the deal, BSS and SPA will exchange photographs as well, along with news and features to be used by both agencies, which will also cooperate to provide facilities and assistance to each other's reporters and representatives.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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