Al Mayadeen Network, Prensa Latina renew cooperation agreement
The Cuban Ambassador to Lebanon says the agreement serves as an example of the success and prosperity of the shared relationship between the two media outlets.
Al Mayadeen Media Network renewed its cooperation agreement with the Cuban Prensa Latina news agency regarding news exchange between the two media outlets, which was first signed in 2014 and renewed in 2017.
The agreement renewal signing ceremony was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Mayadeen Network, Ghassan Ben Jeddou, the head of the Prensa Latina Agency, Luis Enrique Gonzalez, and the Cuban Ambassador to Lebanon, Jorge Leon, in addition to a number of members of Al Mayadeen Network and the Cuban agency.
"We can say with confidence that the meeting between Al Mayadeen Media Network and Prensa Latina is a meeting in the course of the ongoing struggle and strategic cooperation within a media framework," Ben Jeddou affirmed.
He continued, "We are media outlets that carry a message, policies, identity, and decisions."
Gonzalez pointed out that the meeting saw setting priorities for future work, including work in the African continent.
"We have a lot to do, and I am certain that our joint work will be in the interest of both parties and in the interest of our causes in the countries of the Global South."
The head of the Prensa Latina Agency stressed that cooperation with Al Mayadeen is strategic and no one can stop it.
On his part, Cuban Ambassador to Lebanon, Jorge Leon, considered that "the agreement between Al Mayadeen Media Network and the official Cuban agency, Prensa Latina, serves as an example of the success and prosperity of the relationship that we shared for so long."
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It is noteworthy that Prensa Latina is the official state news agency of Cuba, which was founded in March 1959 shortly after the victory of the Cuban Revolution.
The agency has offices in 35 countries around the world, distributed among the continents of Asia, Europe, America, and Africa.
The Cuban news agency broadcasts in several languages, with a focus on Latin American issues.
In mid-March, Ben Jeddou met with the President of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television and Information Minister, Alfonso Noya Martinez, and the two parties discussed bolstering cooperation among them, underlining the importance of coordination and communication, as well as creating new plans and programs to bolster pre-existing cooperation.
Ben Jeddou expressed Al Mayadeen's desire for deeper cooperation with Latin America, underlining that the network would always be at the forefront of defending the progressive forces all over the continent and the world.
Noya Martinez, in turn, highlighted that "cooperation between Cuban media and Al Mayadeen has proven efficient in reporting the truth and confronting the misinformation campaigns waged against the Arab World and Cuba created by hegemonic media platforms that possess the means to spread fake news all over the world."