BUJUMBURA October 23rd (ABP) – The Burundian News Agency (ABP) and the Russian News and Radio Agency (SPUTNIK) signed, on Friday, October 20, 2023, a memorandum of cooperation. During those ceremonies, which took place via zoom, the director of international cooperation of the Media group, Mr. Vasily Pushkov, indicated that that cooperation will offer each of the two agencies access to information from first sources.
Mr. Vasily Pushkov expressed the hope that the two agencies would become very important partners.
The contribution of the ABP was considered by the Russian side as important, for the coverage of African news and especially Burundi in that framework of cooperation between the ABP and SPUTNIK, according to Mr. Pushkov.
He took that opportunity to mention other projects in which the two agencies will cooperate. That involves the exchange of experience between ABP journalists and those from around the world as part of the SPUTNIK Pro project, participation in international competitions organized by SPUTNIK (photography) and professional training sessions.
The ABP Director General, Mr. Nicolas Barajingwa, for his part, indicated that that cooperation will cover various areas within the framework of the exchange of information.
Mr. Barajingwa indicated that that partnership between ABP and SPUTNIK is in line with the government of Burundi to strengthen ties of friendship with friendly countries. For him, that partnership will allow the exchange of experience between the two countries, including intercultural exchange. He expressed his hope that that cooperation would generate positive results for both parties.