The Emirates News Agency (WAM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea's key newswire Yonhap News Agency, to facilitate the exchange of information, including news and broadcast content.
The MoU was signed by WAM Executive Director Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi and President and CEO of Yonhap News Agency Cho Sung-boo, on the sidelines of the 17th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), currently being held in Seoul under the theme "New Challenges for Journalism: Technological Innovations and Issues of Trust".
The agreement translates the desire of two agencies to strengthen cooperation and partnership through expanding the exchange of information and facilitating collaboration among the media outlets in the two countries. It also envisages media collaboration between WAM and Yonhap as per the applied legislation in effect in the two countries.
Al Rayssi emphasized the importance of building partnerships with key players in the global media industry and referred to the prestigious status enjoyed by Yonhap regionally and internationally.
"The MoU signing is a step closer to ensuring a wider reach of our services. we started in 2017 to launch our news content in 13 languages. We hope this MoU will contribute to deepening media cooperation and news exchange between the two friendly countries" he said.
Source: International Islamic News Agency