MAP, EFE Eager to Reinforce Cooperation
Director General of Morocco's news agency (MAP) Khalil Hachimi Idrissi held, on Wednesday in Madrid, a working meeting with president of Spanish news agency EFE José Antonio Vera Gil on means to reinforce cooperation and synergy between the two bodies.
EFE and MAP, two news agencies bound by a shared history, are driven by a strong will to explore new ways of cooperation that would be beneficial for both parties, said Vera Gil on the occasion.
These new ways of cooperation are related to the possibility to share services in the different languages used by the two news agencies, as well as spreading news on Morocco in Latin America in the Spanish language and Spain's information in the French language in Africa, he said.
"I think this is a beneficial project for both sides", he said, voicing his conviction that MAP and EFE could conclude agreements to give concrete substance to such cooperation.
Hachimi Idrissi said that the meeting seeks to promote ties between MAP and EFE to match relations between Morocco and Spain, adding that this is a common ambition that the two sides are determined to achieve.
The top priority project which is being discussed is linked to implementing an editorial system that would help the two agencies reinforce their services in the Spanish language for MAP and in French for EFE, he added.
Hachimi Idrissi also underlined that EFE's competence in the field of pictures should, on the short run, enable the two bodies develop a real synergy.