MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The agreement was signed by APS Director General Abdelhamid Kacha and Rossiya Segodnya First Deputy Editor-in-Chief Oleg Osipov during an official visit of the Algerian delegation to Moscow. The signing ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and his Algerian colleague, Abdelmalek Sellal.
It is the third such agreement Sputnik has signed with an African media outlet.
Under the agreement, the parties will develop professional relations in the information sphere to strengthen Russia-Algeria cooperation, exchange information and assist each other’s journalists in their professional activities. Sputnik and Algeria Press Service also plan to consider joint media projects in various formats.
“Algeria and Russia are working together to build a multipolar and diverse world. The development and strengthening of expert dialogue between our leading media will primarily benefit society, which will have broader access to professional, quality and prompt information about and analysis of events in Russia and North Africa,” said Oleg Osipov, Rossiya Segodnya First Deputy Editor-in-Chief.
Sputnik is a news agency and radio network with multimedia news hubs in dozens of countries. Sputnik broadcasts through its websites in over 30 languages, as well as analog and digital radio, mobile apps and social media. Sputnik newswires, available by subscription, run around the clock in English, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese.
Algerie Press Service is a national news agency of Algeria. It was established on December 1, 1961 and is a leading provider of news content in the country. APS has about 460 journalists who work 24/7 to cover events in the country and the world in Arabic, English and French.