Damascus, SANA-Caretaker Minister of Information, Imad Sarah, affirmed on Wednesday the ministry’s readiness to expand and develop the existing media cooperation between Syrian and Russian media institutions, particularly with the rapid development in media and communication.
Sarah, during a meeting with a Russian media delegation from the Ministry of Communication and Digital Development and a number of Russian media outlets, pointed out to the importance of this cooperation to confront the media misinformation war that targets the two countries and seek to distort facts and overturn concepts.
He also referred to the need for raising the level of cooperation in the media sector and intensifying the exchange of experiences, qualification and training.
“As we have succeeded militarily with our allies in Russia, we will succeed in the media too,” Sarah added.
For her part, Director of the Russian Department of International Cooperation and Mass Communication Development, Larina Ekaterina, affirmed the importance of sharing and exchanging information, adding that many global events are transmitted inaccurately, particularly through social media, therefore “we look forward to building a media partnership to enhance the exchange of information directly and convey the true image of Russian and international public opinion.”
At the end of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the General Establishment for Radio and Television in Syria and the Russian Sputnik Agency, laying the appropriate ground for cooperation between the two sides.
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