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Rome, September 15, 2015 Agi – Agenzia Giornalistica Italia continues its international expansion enhancing the coverage of the Middle East with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding on editorial cooperation with IRNA – Islamic Republic News Agency, the main news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The agreement with IRNA – Islamic Republic News Agency, defined with the support of the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H. E. Jahanbakhsh Mozaffari, was signed in Rome by the CEO of Agi, Gianni Di Giovanni, and by the Chairman and CEO of IRNA, Mohammad Khoddadi.

The strong synergies defined in this agreement aim at promoting the editorial development both in primary information production and in integrated communication activities, as well as in joint professional training activities and in event organization.

“We welcome the expansion of good relations between Iran and Italy – said the Chairman and CEO of IRNA Mohammad Khoddadi – Rome’s s stand on Iran’s developments has always been positive and this agreement can contribute to the improvement of international cooperation. Besides, under the new management in the 11th government, IRNA is to revitalize its activities with special attention to economic news, and the agreement with Agi perfectly fits in our strategy”.

“Agi is honored to be the first western editorial agency to launch a cooperation with Iran after the cancellation of international sanctions – Agi‘s CEO Gianni Di Giovanni said -. This decision was strongly supported by the Italian government and, borrowing Minister Zarif words, it opens “a new era of hope”.”

Agi – Agenzia Giornalistica Italia is one of Italy’s leading news companies. Since 1950 its news bulletins provide timely information to Italian institutions, businesses, and media. Agi’s international growth strategy focuses on strategic areas worldwide, through a network of correspondents and partners in over 50 countries and news production in 7 languages, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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