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Hungarian, Turkish public media chiefs sign cooperation pact

Hungarian and Turkish public media chief executives on Monday signed an agreement on cooperation and an exchange of content in connection with the joint Hungarian-Turkish cultural season, the press and marketing office of Hungary's Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) said.

The document was signed at the foreign ministry in Budapest by Daniel Papp, MTVA’s chief executive, and Mehmet Zahid Sobaci, head of Turkish state media service provider TRT.

MTVA and TRT agreed on closely cooperating on content in the interest of the “worthy celebration” of the year-long joint Hungarian-Turkish cultural season in honour of the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The sides agreed to continuously update each other on the programmes and festivities organised in connection with the cultural season and to share with each other the programming they produce about it. Under the agreement, next year the public media companies will each hold a day focusing on the other country, sharing the related programming.

The sigatories were in agreement that the exchange of content enhanced cultural dialogue and strengthened ties between their peoples. They underlined their intent to place special emphasis on historical, cultural and art assets when putting together their programmes.

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