Salehi: Media boost opportunities for nations’ ties

Publish Date : Tuesday 26 June 2018 - 18:08
IBNA- Iran’s Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi met the CEO of Algerian News Agency ‎yesterday and stressed that media provide new opportunities for ties between the ‎governments and nations.‎
Seyyed Abbas Salehi ‎
According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, in his meeting with Abdul-Hamid Kashe, CEO of Algerian News Agency, Salehi (Ph.D.) referred to the significant role played by media and hoped that the media of the two countries will facilitate more interaction.
Iran’s culture Minister stated: “Iran and Algeria have already been enjoying good relations after the victory of Islamic Revolution in Iran when they launched new cooperation in political and cultural terms.”
“Common political stances of the two countries in international communities is evolving and developing; also, holding cultural weeks is an evidence of good ties between Iran and Algeria,” Salehi said.
“Media issues in the two countries are exposed to two threats. On one hand, based on their own interests, the media of the world powers want to lead the global public opinion and on the other, the unofficial media and social networks with their power for disseminating news and information can sometimes pose threats,” he added.
Culture Minister asserted: “We have to consider how the national media of the two countries can share their experiences in confronting such threats. Exchanging views and experiences provides an opportunity which makes the national media of the countries immune against these threats.”
Following the session, CEO of Algerian News Agency for his part provided a brief report of his visit to Iran and said: “In Algeria, we are also faced with media challenges among them is the influx of the West’s media. My visit to Iran enabled me to discuss the issue with the CEO of Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Mr. Hashemi and we exchanged our views and experiences in this regard.”
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