The Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP), the Cambodian state-run news agency under the Ministry of Information, and Khmer Times, a leading English-printed newspaper in Cambodia, have entered into an agreement on news cooperation.

The agreement on the Cooperation and Information Exchange between the two news organisations was signed here on Wednesday by H.E. Mrs. Sokmom Nimul, AKP’s Director General and Mr. Mohan Bandam, Khmer Times’ Publisher under the witness of H.E. Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information.

Under the agreement, composed of eight articles, AKP and Khmer Times will exchange their respective news and photo services in Khmer and English in accordance with available technical facilities, and beyond.

Each agency gives rights to the other in using news and photos by citing their sources and without introducing substantial changes in releases.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, H.E. Khieu Kanharith welcomed the cooperation between the two agencies, stressing that it would contribute to spreading Cambodia’s information to people inside the country and in the world.

Mr. Mohan Bandam said that the agreement will enable the two parties to extend information exchange in Cambodia and in the regional networks.

“This is the start of the new relationship and I intend to use this to build up a bigger collaboration regionally,” he underlined.

Currently, AKP has bilateral cooperation on information exchange with leading news agencies in China, Vietnam, Russia, Thailand, South Korea, Italy, Laos, Cuba, and so on.

Khmer Times has reached information exchange collaboration with media agencies and outlets in China, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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