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News number: 9107115118

11:36 | 2012-10-27

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Syrian Minister Urges Joint Mechanism for Iran-Syria Media Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi, in a meeting with Fars News Agency Chief Seyed Nezamoddin Moussavi in Damascus, underlined the importance of media cooperation between Iran and Syria, and called for the establishment of a joint mechanism for cooperation between the two countries' press and media.



Zoubi told Moussavi that media cooperation between Iran and Syria signifies the two nations' historical relations.

The minister stressed the necessity for working out a joint mechanism for cooperation between the two sides' news agencies.

Zoubi also stressed the importance of reciprocal meetings between the two countries' media agencies, and called for training courses to maintain media contacts between the two sides.

The FNA managing-director, for his part, said that his agency is trying to reflect the realities on the ground in Syria, and stressed FNA's key role in removing ambiguities, lies and fabricated reports of the western media about the developments in Syria.

He said FNA is prepared to help Syria confront ongoing media war against Syria.

Moussavi visited Damascus this week to inaugurate FNA bureau in Damascus. He also met with high-ranking Syrian officials, including the country's parliament speaker and information minister, during his stay in the Syrian capital.

Also on Friday, Moussavi signed a memorandum of understanding with head of the Syrian news agency (SANA) on media cooperation.

On Wednesday, Mousavi discussed the current developments in Syria in a meeting with Iran's Envoy to Syria Mohammad Reza Sheibani in Damascus.