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Thursday 13 June 2019

MAP Participates at 6th News Agencies World Congress in Sofia

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MAP Participates at 6th News Agencies World Congress in Sofia

The sixth News Agencies World Congress, held under the theme "Future of the news", opened on Thursday in Sofia, with the participation of director general of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi.

In a statement on the sidelines of this event, Khalil Hachimi Idrissi said that MAP hopes, through its participation in the News Agencies World Congress, to "play a leadership role", manifested by "the very special relationship that MAP maintains with the executive board of this Congress".

"We propose to host the seventh News Agencies World Congress in Morocco in 2022 and we are confident that the response of the executive board will be positive towards this bid," Hachimi said.

MAP also wishes, through its participation in this event, to develop international cooperation, by multiplying the bilateral agreements that bind MAP with a number of international agencies, Hachimi noted.

"MAP is already known in this Congress for having signed more than a hundred international agreements with the news agencies and we hope to complete this bilateral cooperation mechanism with other members," said Hachimi.

The opening session of this event was marked by speeches by president of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, president of the News Agencies World Council (NACO), Clive Marshall, director general of the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) and NACO secretary general, Maxim Minchev.

The program of the sixth edition of the World Congress, which brings together some 100 news agencies and professional organizations, including the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies, represented by its secretary general, Mohamed Anis, includes the organization of conferences on the current challenges facing news agencies, notably the technological future of the media, good governance and ethics.

Since its creation, the News Agencies World Congress held five meetings; in Russia (2004), Spain (2007), Argentina (2010), Saudi Arabia (2013) and Azerbaijan (2016).

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