AGERPRES celebrates 125th anniversary alongside external partners

The AGERPRES National News Agency has celebrated its 125th anniversary by holding an event that brought together the management of more than 25 news agencies from around the world.

In Bucharest, the over 50 guests met Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta, while in Tulcea they met Deputy Chair of Tulcea County Council Vasile Strat and Governor of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration Lucian Simion.
Discussed at the meeting were the role of news agencies, their future, and their adjustment to the conditions imposed by the development of the new mass media. Also discussed were new cooperation mechanisms, and partnerships among the agencies were consolidated.
Attending the event were representatives of the following news agencies: XINHUA — China, DPA — Germany, AP — the United States of America, SPA — Saudi Arabia, NNA — Lebanon, Prensa Latina — Cuba, PETRA — Jordan, BTA — Bulgaria, CNA — Cyprus, MTI — Hungary, ARMENPRESS — Armenia, CTK — the Czech Republic, TASR — Slovakia, Press Association — the UK, STA — Slovenia, MIA — Macedonia, Yonhap — South Korea, AzerTac and TREND — Azerbaijan, ATA — Albania, ITAR-TASS — Russia, FENA — Bosnia and Herzegovina, PAP — Poland, HINA — Croatia as well as representatives of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) and Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development.
The meeting with the news agencies is the third event celebrating the 125th anniversary of AGERPRES. The previous two events comprised the Royal House of Romania decorating the agency with a Nihil Sine Deo distinction, and mounting a photo exhibition in London jointly with the Reuters news agency.
Established in 1889, AGERPRES is the national news agency of Romania. Its role is to provide balanced and unbiased news stories, being the main source of information for Romania's citizens and institutions as well as the most important source of news about Romania for foreigners.
The agency has uninterruptedly broadcast news and information since 1921.

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