The bilateral agreement was signed by Cuban Ambassador to Pakistan Zéner Caro and Mobashir Hassan, APP executive director, the Cuba´s Foreign Ministry (MINREX) posted on its website.
The agreement will make it easier for both agencies to exchange their daily news reports in English and online.
At the ceremony, the Pakistani Information Minister highlighted the significance of this agreement, the first of its kind signed by Pakistan´s main state-run news agency with its counterparts in Latin America.
Mr. Caro stressed the importance of keeping a fluid exchange of news between both countries, subject to frequent discredit and manipulation campaigns on large media outlets.
The Islamabad-based APP was founded in 1947 and has offices in all the country’s provinces and correspondents in Washington, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Tehran and at the United Nations in New York.
APP provides regular news services in English and Urdu languages, and has translation services into Arabic, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Brahvi and Siraiki.
Meanwhile, Prensa Latina has permanent correspondents in 30 countries and collaborators in a dozen other nations to disseminate news and information 24 hours a day.
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