Jul 25, 2017, 2:54 PM
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Iranian news agency, Qatar's Aljazeera to enhance ties

Doha, July 25, IRNA – Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Mohammad Khoddadi and Al Jazeera Media Network’s Director General Mostefa Souag have recently met in Doha to discuss ways to develop cooperation between the two media outlets.

During their meeting, Khoddadi and Souag emphasized the need for using the media to create an atmosphere of peace, friendship and convergence.

Stressing on the need for exchanging information by relying on primary sources to present a real image of developments, Khoddadi said that any attempt to block free stream of information or taking any action to prevent dissemination of information or free activities by the media people are doomed, since such actions tend to be impossible and futile in the face of today's explosion of information technology.

He added the Iranian media are seriously trying to use information and its free dissemination as a tool to foster more convergence and mutual understanding and to enhance peace and security.

Calling Iran an important country with ancient history, Souag also stressed the need for everyone and especially all the media to help promote peace and friendship between nations.

Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency is in Doha on an invitation by Qatar National Human Rights Committee, to participate in a freedom of speech conference in the Qatari capital.