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Italian News Agency partners Agence Congolaise De Presse

Italian News Agency partners Agence Congolaise De Presse

Kinshasa, July 10, GNA - The Italian News Agency or Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (Agi), on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for editorial cooperation with Agence Congolaise de Presse (ACP), the main news agency of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

A news release copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the agreement with ACP was signed in Kinshasa by the CEO of Agi, Mr. Gianni Di Giovanni, and Mr Justin Kangundu Khossy, General Director of ACP, as part of Agi's international strategy to enhance its coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Present to witness the event were the DRC's Minister of Communications and Media, Mr Lambert Mende Omalanga, and the Ambassador of Italy to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr Massimiliano D'Antuono.

According to the release, the agreement also aimed at promoting the editorial development and joint professional training activities of the two media entities.

'This agreement is very important since it makes the Italian and European world aware of the reality of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is still unknown to most people', stated Mr Omalanga, the Communications and Media Minister.

'Agi is the first European news agency to sign an agreement with the DRC, and this Memorandum of Understanding will open new opportunities between our two countries, both in commercial terms and with reference to the exchange of information', he added.

On his part, Di Giovanni declared that 'Agi has always focused its attention on events in the African continent, with the view to supporting the various countries to develop a better complementarity and integration capacity with our country.

'We are sure that the partnership with ACP will enable us to carry out this supporting role in a better way', he stated.

Agi is one of Italy's leading news organizations whose news bulletins have informed Italian institutions, businesses, industries and media since 1950. Its international growth agenda focuses on strategic areas worldwide, through a network of correspondents and partners in over 50 countries.
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