DHAKA, National news agency Bangladesh Sangbad
Sangstha (BSS) and official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) today signed a
memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to exchange news, generated by the
two state-run news agencies with an aim to strengthen further the brotherly
ties between Dhaka and Riyadh.
BSS Chief Editor and Managing Director Abul Kalam Azad and SPA President
Abdullah Bin Fahad Al- Hussien inked the deal on their respective sides at
the SPA headquarters in the Saudi capital.
Information secretary Abdul Malek witnessed the signing as he led the
three-member Bangladesh delegation, which is visiting the kingdom on the
occasion of inking the BSS-SPA cooperation deal.
Information ministry joint secretary S M Mahfuzul Haque, deputy chief of
mission of Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arbia Dr Mohammad Nazrul Islam and
first secretary press Md Fakhrul Islam were also present on the occasion.
Under the deal BSS and SPA will exchange photographs as well along with
news and features to be used by both the services while there would be no
financial obligation on the part of either of the news agencies in exchanging
Besides, each agency will cooperate to provide facilities and assistance
to the other agency's reporters and representatives.
BSS exchanges news service with different major news agencies across the
globe including Agence France-Presse (AFP), Russia's TASS, China's Xinhua and
Press Trust of India (PTI).
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)