BSS-ITAR TASS Cooperation Likely

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and Russian News Agency ITAR TASS would soon be able to increase cooperation between them. The Minister made the remark following a meeting with Russian Ambassador Alexander Nikolaev Tuesday morning at the Secretariat.

Hasanul Haq Inu said, “We on principle agreed to the Russian proposal for a Memorandum of Understanding between the two government news agencies. It will lead both the countries to step ahead in this era of free flow of information.”
Ministry of Information of Bangladesh and Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation would work together for drafting the accord, the Minister said.

Information Minister and Russian Ambassador also discussed possible areas of cooperation in the social and cultural sectors, which would enhance the people to people relations between the two countries having a long history of friendship since the erstwhile Soviet Union’s historic support to Bangladesh during the 1971 Liberation War, says a press release issued by the Ministry of Information.