St Petersburg, Russia, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina (PL) strengthened its working relationships with similar news agencies and signed new cooperation agreements with others during the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, SPIEF 2018.
Its president, Luis Enrique Gonzalez, participated in the panel ‘The Future of Journalism’, dedicated to discuss the challenges traditional media are facing nowadays.
This panel was organized within the 2018 SPIEF program, which brought together some 15,000 delegates from all continents to discuss business, relationships, cooperation and build trust.
Representatives of about 40 news agencies converged here to attend the panel whose organizers called the Summit of News Agencies.
In and out of the sessions of an intense working program, Luis Enrique Gonzalez met with peers of news agencies with which Prensa Latina already has signed agreements in order to strengthen ties and outline new forms of collaboration.
Among those agencies were TASS (Russia), AP – Associated Press (USA), VNA (Vietnam), EFE (Spain), IRNA (Iran) and Belta (Belarus).
In turn, he held talks with executives from other press institutions to identify areas of cooperation, such as BTA (Bulgaria), Kyodo (Japan) and Anadolu Agency (Turkey).
The PL president also signed a collaboration and exchange of news agreement with Armenia’s state news agency, ArmenPress.
Aram Ananyan, director of ArmenPress, said ‘this news agency believes that collaboration helps to build bridges that help our people to understand and know their respective cultures, while encouraging tourism and relationships.’
The president of Prensa Latina said that the agreement will facilitate the flow of first-hand information about what is happening in both countries and regions for a better understanding.
Luis Enrique Gonzalez proposed executives from other agencies attending the 2018 SPIEF Global Media Summit to participate in the celebrations in January 2019 for the 60th anniversary of Operacion Verdad (Operation Truth), Prensa Latina and the Cuban Revolution.