: Emirates News Agency (WAM) and RT Television Network have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation and to facilitate the exchange of information including news and broadcast content.


In the presence of His Excellency Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Director General of the National Media Council; HE Mohammad Jalal Al Rayssi, Executive Director of the Emirates News Agency WAM, and Maya Manna, Head of RT Arabic, signed the MoU at the Council's headquarters in Abu Dhabi.


HE Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansoori said: "This MoU reflects the National Media Council's strategy to strengthen cooperation and partnerships with key players in the global media sector to meet the national objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 plan. We are confident that the MoU will contribute to the empowerment and further development both parties."


Maya Manna said: "At RT Arabic, we appreciate the rapid and distinctive growth of WAM as a news agency, which reflects the development of media in the UAE. To work with WAM is one of the most promising opportunities for us in the Gulf region."


As per the agreement, the two entities will work towards enhancing relations between the media sectors in both countries. They will exchange news, programmes, on-air competitions, and content to serve their objectives and future vision.