Acting President of Pakistan Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari on Thursday confirmed ratification of Pakistanís Agreement with Sri Lanka for cooperation in the field of media.
The agreement was signed between the Governments of Pakistan and Sri Lanka on February 11, 2012 during the visit of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Pakistan. The Pakistan Cabinet had approved the ratification of the Subject Protocol on June 26, 2012.
The all encompassing Memorandum of Understanding covers exchange of news stories, special programmes, important publications etc to high light the historical, cultural, social sports and literary aspects of life in the two friendly countries through television, radio, news agencies and information establishments on mutually agreed terms.
The MoU also provides for the joint production of films on the topics of national and historical importance and to organize film exhibitions comprising on annual or biannual basis.The exchange of delegations and experts and training of television, radio and print journalists along with experts, media managers and trainees is also encouraged under the said MoU.