site.btaGreek & Bulgarian State News Agencies' Directors Meet in Athens with Comm & Info SecGen - ANA-MPA
Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) President & Director General Emilios Perdikaris and visiting Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) Director General Kiril Valchev held a meeting with Secretary General for Communication & Information Dimitris Galamatis in Athens on Monday.
Prospects of further expanding the cooperation of the two news agencies was discussed, in the context of bilateral relations between Greece and Bulgaria and also in international forums, including within the Association of the Balkan News Agencies (ABNA-SE).
Potential joint actions by ANA-MPA and BTA was also discussed, including conferences and workshops, working meetings of the two countries' journalists, training seminars, and participation in European and academic programmes, among other possibilities.
After welcoming Valchev, SecGen Galamatis underlined the excellent relations between the two countries, and he highlighted his intention to contribute practical support towards all such initiatives and joint actions, and to the strengthening of the two news agencies' cooperation.
In December 2021 ANA-MPA and BTA signed a collaboration agreement which includes exchanging news concerning Greece and Bulgaria on a daily basis.