The new editorial partnership for information and communication between Agi – AgenziaGiornalistica Italia and PPI –Pakistan Press International strengthens the excellent bilateral relations between Italy and Pakistan.

Karachi, December 15, 2014–PPI – Pakistan Press International, and Agi – AgenziaGiornalistica Italia, signed today in Karachi a Memorandum of Understanding that defines the editorial collaboration between the two agencies, focusing on information and integrated multimedia communication production, as well as in professional training and event organization.

KARACHI, PAKISTAN, DEC 15: General Manager AGI News Agency of Italy, Alessanodro Pica shakes hand with Chairman PPI News Agency, Owais Aslam Ali during the news exchange agreement signing ceremony in Karachi on Monday, December 15, 2014. Also in the photograph are First Secretary, Embassy of Italy, Elena Claudia Di Vito and Consul, Consulate of Italy, Giulio Iazeolla.

The agreement was signed in Karachi in the presence of the Italian consul in Karachi Roberto Franceschinis. This agreement confirms the desire of PPIand Agi to define joint projects to support the development of economic and cultural ties between Italy and Pakistan, strengthening the value of both agencies, key players in the international communication arena.

Owais Aslam Ali, Chairman of PPI, said the signing of the cooperation agreement between PPI and AGI marked a significant step forward in the exchange of information between Pakistan and Italy. This he hoped will increase the level of understanding between the people and of opportunities for economic cooperation between the two important countries of South Asia and Europe.

“Pakistan and Italy have strong political and economic ties – Agi’s CEO Gianni Di Giovanni said –that date back since the birth of Pakistan in 1947 and,as of today, also journalistic ties. I am confident that this collaboration will prove extremely fruitful, and will once again show that Italians and Pakistani can do great things together. Just like in 1954, when an Italian geographer and geologist Ardito Desio, upon mandate of the Pakistani government, was the first to manage to climb the K2”.

Agi – AgenziaGiornalistica Italia is one of Italy’s leading news companies. Since 1950 its news bulletins inform Italian institutions, businesses, industries and media. Agi’s international growth strategy focuses on strategic areas worldwide, through a network of correspondents and partners in over 40 countries and news production in 6 languages.

Pakistan Press International (PPI), the country’s independent news agency, was established in 1956 with a view to providing the media in Pakistan with an objective news service. The agency has distinguished itself as an instrument of objective, responsible and ethical journalism and thus enjoys the credibility among national and international news media. PPI has an extensive news file prepared by over 300 staffers and stringers in all parts of the country.

Contact details:

Agi – AgenziaGiornalistica Italia
Press office:Tel. +39.0651996296
Switchboard: +39 06.5199161

Pakistan Press International (PPI)
Tel: 00 92 21 3262-8729

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