Wednesday 30 November 2022 - 12:29:22 am

WAM, Oman News Agency sign media cooperation agreement

MUSCAT, 28th September, 2022 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Emirates News Agency (WAM) today signed a media cooperation agreement with the Oman News Agency (ONA), on the sidelines of the official two-day visit of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Sultanate of Oman.

The agreement aims to strengthen their cooperation in exchanging news and organising capacity building training programmes for their employees.

The signing of the agreement aligns with WAM's keenness to consolidate its partnerships with international media outlets and create a sustainable model of professional cooperation, supporting its presence as a world-renowned multi-lingual media and news outlet.

The agreement, which was signed by Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director-General of WAM, and Ibrahim Al Azri, Director-General and Editor-in-Chief of the ONA, also aims to strengthen the media cooperation between the two sides, which will exchange daily news and media content in both Arabic and English, as well as photos and videos.

The agreement highlights the close ties between the two countries, as well as WAM’s keenness to establish an advanced model of cooperation with various media outlets, especially as the UAE prepares to host the Global Media Congress in Abu Dhabi from 15th to 17th November, 2022.

Al Rayssi stressed that the UAE and Oman share deep-rooted ties, which are witnessing strategic development, due to the support of their leaderships.

The signing of the agreement will also help boost their media cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and expertise, as well as support the media sectors in both countries, he added, inviting the ONA and other Omani media outlets to participate in the Global Media Congress.

The UAE and Oman have solid strategic relations based on a shared history and close ties that are backed by their social, cultural and geographical interconnectedness and the support of their leaderships, Al Azri said, noting that WAM is a pioneering model of an proactive and credible media institution that drives sustainable development and promotes the principles of human fraternity, tolerance and peace.

He also welcomed WAM's invitation to the ONA to attend the Global Media Congress, which WAM will host in November, noting that he is looking forward to see the international event achieve its goal of reshaping the future of the global media sector.


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