MONTSAME re-elected as OANA’s Executive Board and Technical Committee member

2022-10-31 14:38:14

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The 18th General Assembly of the Organization for Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) took place in Tehran, Iran between October 23 and 26.

Hosted by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the General Assembly meeting adopted the Tehran Declaration and elected the members of the Executive Board and the Technical Committee. Thus, IRNA was elected to serve as the organization’s Chair for the next tenure, and the proposal of choosing TASS Agency /Russia/ to host the 19th General Assembly in Moscow in 2025 was supported.

Delegates of MONTSAME News Agency led by Director General G. Amartuvshin took part in the General Assembly and established Memorandums of Understanding on cooperation with Kyodo News /Japan/ and BTA /Bulgaria/. Furthermore, the representatives of TASS Agency and Kyodo News were invited to pay a visit to Mongolia.

It was also agreed during the event to establish MoUs on cooperation with TASS /Russia/, JIJI / Japan/, TNA /Thailand/, and PNA /Philippines/ in the near future.

MONTSAME News Agency was re-elected as the organization’s member of the Executive Board and the Technical Committee.

OANA and MONTSAME News Agency:

The OANA was founded in Bangkok on December 22, 1961, at the initiative of UNESCO. The Organization was formed to secure a direct and free exchange of news between the news agencies of a region inhabited by more than one-half of the world's population. At present, OANA brings together 45 news agencies from 35 countries.

Since its joining the OANA in 1981, MONTSAME national news agency has been actively taking part in its activities. MONTSAME News Agency was elected as an Executive Board member first time at the regular General Assembly Meeting that took place in 2010 in Istanbul, Turkiye and it successfully hosted an Executive Board meeting in Ulaanbaatar city in 2011. Moreover, the agency was re-elected as an Executive Board member in 2013 at the meeting that took place in Moscow, Russia, and as a member of the organization’s technical committee in 2016.

MONTSAME News Agency provides daily news, photo, and video news about Mongolia in English at Asia-Pacific news agencies' network, mutually exchanging news with member states. 

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