20 June 2017
Associated Press of Pakistan, Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join the international news agencies’ portal in collaboration with South Korean Yonhap News Agency.
Managing Director, APP, Masood Malik welcoming the Head of Global Strategy Team of Yonhap News agency, Yoo Chang Yup and Deputy Head of Media Technology Bureau, Kim, Il-Joong hoped that the collaboration of the news agencies in launching the portal would help activate the currently dormant news exchange agreements between the news agencies.
Yoo Chang Yup informed at the signing ceremony, here at the APP headquarters, that the basic motive of launching the portal for the news agencies was to assist the news agencies all over the world to cover 2018 Pyeong Chang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to be held in South Korea in February and March 2018.
The portal to be launched at the end of the current year would enable the member state news agencies to share news articles, photos, video clips and graphics (news contents) in different languages and they could pass on such news content to their respective subscribers.
The portal if worked successfully in the winter games, may be extended post Olympics for mutual benefits of the member agencies, Yoo Chang Yup informed.
Earlier, he visited various sections of APP to apprise himself of the working of the national premier news agency and settled the modalities of collaboration between the two news agencies with the head of the respective department.