LIST OF MoUs/Agreements signed among Pakistan & Other Countries

AMERICAS

 

 

CUBA

 

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Agreement/MoU/ Protocol

Remarks/Status

 

1.

Draft agreement of news exchange between APP and Latin Press of Cuba

Under Process

MoFA shared with Cuban authorities on  30-08-2018

 

Response from Cuban authorities awaited  (13-11-2019)

 

 

MEXICO

 

2.

Agreement on cooperation and news exchange between News Agency of Mexican state (NOTIMEX) and APP

Under Process

A draft agreement  on media cooperation between APPC and NOTIMEX was forwarded to MOFA  for comments/views on the subject draft and onward sharing with Mexican side (03.09.2019)

 

Reminder sent to MOFA on 6-11-19. No response yet.

 

 

EUROPE

 

BULGARIA

 

3.

News Cooperation Agreement between APPC and Bulgaria News Agency (APPC and BTA

Under Process

Letter sent to ACS on 22-03-2019. No response

 

 

GREECE

 

4.

New Incentive Scheme for Film and Audiovisual Production in Greece

Under Process

Letters sent to different ministries and departments on 07-05-2018.  No response.

 

5.

News Cooperation agreement between APP and Athens-Macedonian New Agency of Greece.

Under Process

Draft MoU has been vetted by Law and Justice Division letter No. 1(90)/2020-Law-II dated 25-03-2020. Clearance from M/o Interior is awaited (letter sent on 20-08-2019 and reminders issued on 05-03-2020 and 06-04-2020.

 

 

YUGOSLAVIA

 

6.

Agreement between the Pakistan and the Federal Executive council of the Assembly of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on cooperation in the Field of Information.

Under Process

It was notified via MoFA’s letter No.Ser-4/4/2019(Europe-III) dated 22-03-2019 that the Agreement between APP & Tanjug News Agency of Serbia will be processed after the conclusion of the Agreement between Pakistan and Serbia in the Fields of Culture, Information, Education and Science for the years 2018-2021

 

 

BELARUS

 

7.

Pakistan-Belarus Prospects for Bilateral Cooperation in the Field of Information and Communication

Under Process

Reminder II sent to MD SRBC on 13-02-2020

 

 

SIGNED MOUs(Europe Section)

 

8.

Memorandum of Understanding between Government of UK and Northern Ireland and Government of Pakistan 

Signed on 30-08-2011

Valid till March, 2016

 

 

China-CPEC & EAST ASIA PACIFIC

 

 

CHINA

 

9.

According to record of APPC both news agencies signed agreement on 1960.

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

10.

Tripartite Agreement was signed on 12th April, 2014.

 

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

11.

Tripartite Agreement was signed on 20th April, 2015.

 

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

12.

Agreement b.t PTVC & CCTV was signed on 12th April, 2014.

 

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

13.

Signed in August, 2012. Amendments have been made 03 times.

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

14.

Proposal to Sign Film Cooperation Agreement between China & Pakistan

Under process

Views and comments from the concerned stakeholders: Pakistan Film Producers Association are being sought.

The draft is shared with FBR to review clauses related to taxation matters

Amendments to be proposed by relevant stakeholders will be shared with Chinese side to seek concurrence.

Codal formalities in this regard are expected to be completed by the end of April 2020.

 

15.

MoU between China Radio International (CRI) and Associated Press of Pakistan (APPC)

Under Process

The said agreement is vetted by Law and Justice Division. Clearance from all concerned Ministries is also received.

 

However, concurrence from Chinese side is pending.

The above mentioned status has already been shared with PAREP Beijing with the request to seek concurrence of Chinese side.

Further codal formalities will be completed once concurrence from Chinese side is received

 

16.

Cooperation Agreement between Associated Press of Pakistan and China Central Television

Under Process

M/o Law and Justice, M/o Finance, MoFA, M/o Interior, and PEMRA have conveyed the consent for the agreement.

 

The above mentioned status has already been shared with PAREP Beijing with the request to seek concurrence of Chinese side. 

Further codal formalities will be completed once concurrence from Chinese side is received.

 

 

Vietnam

 

17.

Proposed News Agreement between Associated Press of Pakistan (APPC) & Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

Under Process.

Vietnam side has proposed few changes.

 

JAPAN

 

18.

Sales agreement between PBC and Nippon HosoKyokai (NHK).

Under Process.

 

19.

According to record of APPC both news agencies signed agreement on 16.04.1968.

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

MALAYSIA

 

20.

Signed a Bilateral News Exchange Agreement in 1988. Both News Agencies upgraded existing agreement by signing updated agreement on May, 2005.

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

21.

The Agreement was signed between the news agencies on 07.10.1994.

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

 

SOUTH ASIA-SAARC

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

22.

Cooperation agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan in the areas of media and information

Under Process

The agreement is vetted by Law and Justice Division duly endorsed by EAD anf M/o Foreign Affairs

M/o Interior has given clearance for the draft agreement subject to certain amendments proposed in articles 1, 4, and 5.

The brief history of the agreement is shared with M/oFA to seek their views and comments as the case had been pending in M/o Interior since 2011

 

 

SRI LANKA

 

23.

Bilateral Agreement for media cooperation between Pakistan and Sri-Lanka Signed on 11th February, 2012

Approved by Cabinet Division.

 

24.

Agreement for news exchange Between APPC and LankaPuvth

Under Process

Amendments as proposed by Ministry of Mass Media and Information, Sri-Lanka communicated through Press attaché have been communicated to APPC but reply is still awaited.

 

NEPAL

 

25.

Cooperation agreement between Press Council of Nepal and Press Council of Pakistan

Under Process

Proposed draft by Press Council of Pakistan is shared with Press Council of Nepal through M/oFA

 

             
                 

 

 

WEST ASIA & MIDDLE EAST

 

TURKEY

26.

Turkish Radio-Television Corporation (TRT) new Cooperation Protocol with Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)

Turkish Radio-Television Corporation (TRT) new Cooperation Protocol with Pakistan Broadcasting  Corporation (PBC)

 Both protocols was signed during Turkish president visit to Pakistan on 14th February 2020 in Islamabad

27.

News cooperation Agreement Between Anadolu Agency (AA) and APPC

Agreement was signed on 13 February 2017 at Ankara

28.

Cooperation Agreement between Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT) and Pakistan Television Corporation

Agreement was signed on 7th December 2010 between TRT and Pakistan Television Corporation

29.

Agreement between Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and Anadolu Agency of Turkey (English name Anatolia News Agency)

Agreement was signed on 12th October 2011 between APPC and Anadolu Agency of Turkey

 

IRAQ

30.

MoU between Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) and Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)

Cabinet considered the summary dated 23rd June, 2017, MD APPC has signed the MoU between APPC and IRNA, the signed MoUs IN original needs to be shared with Iraq side through diplomatic channel

31.

News Exchange Cooperation Agreement Between Associated Press of Pakistan (APPC) and Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)

Last correspondence received from APPC on 21.07.2014. APPC has examined the draft MoU of News Exchange Cooperation from IRNA. It seems to be OK excepting the minor changes (carried out In italics) and hence is returned.

32.

Memorandum of Understanding between PBC and State Radio and Television of IRAQ

Last correspondence received from Ministry of Foreign Affairs has No Objection political point of view to the signing of the MoU on 10.10.2019

 

JORDAN

33.

MoU between APPC and PETRA News Agency Jordan

MoU between Jordan New Agency PETRA and APPC was signed on 23rd August, 2016 but due to non-exchange of news items between APPC and PETRA, the status of the agreement is dormant. Hence, it is informed that no activates were performed under the MoU

34.

Draft Cooperation Agreement between Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) & Jordan Radio and Television Corporation.

 

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) & Jordan Radio and Television Corporation

Views and comments from ParepAmman has been solicited vide Fax No. dated 22.08.2019, 15.09.2017 and 18.05.2017. Response still awaited.

 

LEBANON

35.

Agreement on Cooperation and Exchange of News Between the APPC and the National News Agency (NNA) of the Republic of Lebanon

Last correspondence a minor amendment has been made in agreement and highlighted in amended draft agreement was sent to MOFA, on 30.04.2019

36.

Draft News Exchange Agreement Between APPC and National News Agency of Lebanon (NNA)

APP has forwarded this cooperation agreement to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2007. But progress could not be achieved due to internal strife in Lebanon. APP intends to pursue this agreement on Priority. This Wing’s written a letter to Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2014 but no reply received Yet.

 

OMAN

37.

Draft Agreement of Cooperation between Pakistan Television Corporation Limited and Oman National Television

Under process

 

PALESTINE 

38.

Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Associated Press of Pakistan (APPC) and Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA)

Amended draft of MoU on Cooperation between APPC and WAFA, a Palestine News Agency. APPC has suggested amendments in Article 2 & 3 of the draft MoU. Draft MoU. Draft was sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EAD,LAW and Interior on 26.09.2019

39.

MoU  for Radio and TV Cooperation between Pakistan Qatar

Summary was sent to Secretary, Cabinet Placed for Approval on 14.01.2016.

 

IRAN 

40.

News Exchange Cooperation

 Agreement Between

Associated Press Of

Pakistan Corporation (APPC)

And Islamic Republic News

Agency (IRNA).

The cabinet considered the Summary for signing of MoU on cooperation between APP and IRNA on 04.08.2017. The final draft has been shared with Iranian side through our mission and waiting for signing on a formal ceremony. 

 

BAHRAIN 

41.

Memorandum of Understanding between Associated Press of Pakistan (APPC) and Bahrain news agency BNA

The cabinet considered and approve the summary for singing on 16.01.2018. The required documents have already been shared with MoFA for signing on a suitable event. Meanwhile Bahraini side has shared and amendment  through MoFAs letter dated 12.01.2019

 

UAE 

42.

Implementation of MoU between APP and Emirates News Agency (WAM)

Copy of Draft  Agreement between APPC and WAM was sent to PAREP DUBAI on 17.07.2014

43.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Emirates News Agency and Associated Press of Pakistan 

 

Another draft has recently been shared by UAE side for the

           
             

 

 

AFRICA

 

SUDAN

44.

Media Cooperation Programme between Sudan Television (Sudan-TV) and Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC)

Under Process

 Letter sent to  TV, M/O, I&B, dated.22-10-2008

No response

45.

Draft Agreement in the Field of Information Between Sudan and Pakistan.

Under Process

Letter sent to Ministry; of Foreign Affairs, dated.23-11-2017.

46.

Joint Ministerial Commission with Sudan.

Under process

Letter sent to Section Officer )ACS) EAD, Islamabad, dated.01-11-2017

 

EGYPT

47.

News Cooperation Agree4ment Between the APPC of Pakistan and Egypt (Mena)

Under Process

Letter sent to APPC, Islamabad dated.19-09-2018 No response

48.

MOUs in the field of Radio and Television between the Government of Arab Republic of Egypt and The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Under Process

 Letter sent to Ministry; of Foreign Affairs, dated.24-12-2018.

49.

MOUs Cooperation in the Field of Media Between Pakistan and Egypt

Under Process

Letter sent to Ministry; of Foreign Affairs, dated.25-10-2017.

                                                                                                 

NIGERIA

50.

Draft Agreement on Cooperation the Field of Tourism Between the Government of Pakistan and Nigeria

Under process

Letter sent to Section Officer )NHM/OIB&NH, Islamabad, dated.16-12-2014

51.

Cooperation Between National News Agencies of Pakistan and Nigeria

Under process

Letter sent to APP,dated.18-09-2919

Reply received ,

52.

Pakistan Nigeria Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) in Abuja)

Under process

Letter sent to Section Officer, M/O,I&B, Islamabad dated. 21-10-2016

 

ALGERIA

53.

Draft Agreement in the Field of Communication Between Pakistan and Algeria

Under process

Letter sent Draft Paper Sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, dated. 22-08-2013

54.

Draft Agreement in the Field of Communication Between Government of Pakistan and Algeria

Under process

Letter received from Section Officer, Law and Justice Division, Islamabad, dated.

. 31-10-2017

 

DJIBOUTI

55.

Joint Commission Between Pakistan and Djibouti

Under process

Letter sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, dted.14-02-2019

 

SOUTH AFRICA

56.

5TH Session of Pakistan and South Africa Joint Commission (JC)

No Further Action

 

CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLIC STATES

(CARs)

 

TAJIKISTAN

57.

APPC & Tajikistan News Agency.

MoU ON Cooperation between the National Information Agency of Tajikistan “Khovar” and APPC. 

The news agencies of both the countries signed the agreement on 13thMay, 2004.

 

M/o Information had proposed exchange in Article “10” of Draft MoU which M/o I&B did not agree. The MoFA endorsed M/o I&B stance and EP Wing resubmitted the Draft MoU along with the relevant documents to M/o Interior. The reply is still been awaited since 20-09-2019.

58.

Agreement and cooperation in the field of Information on Television and Radio

 

MoU in the field of Art and Culture

MOFA has sent a letter to EP Wing to insert some amendments in the said MoU dated 20th January, 2016, conveyed to PTVC & PBC on 1st February, 2016. The agreement was sent to Law Division for vetting but it was returned with some observations on 11-02-2016. Law Division again vetted and sent to EP Wing on 24th May, 2016. After completing codal formalities, the draft was sent to Pakistan Mission Dushanbe (Tajikistan) to seek views of Tajik Government. Finally MOU was signed on June 19, 2018 at Dushanbe.

59.

MoU in the field of Art and Culture

(File of Culture has been transferred to the NH & LH Division in 2019)

(File of Culture has been transferred to the NH & LH Division in 2019).

 

TURKMENISTAN 

60.

MoU between APPC and TURKMEN News State Service.

Agreement was signed on 14-11-2011. APP provided its website link, Username, Passport and telephone numbers to Turkmen News State Service. Subsequently Turkmenistan news agency was requested to furnish identical information, enabling the two News Agencies to start exchanging bouquet of important news on perennial basis. MOFA has sent a letter for fresh Cooperation Programme Between the two News Agencies on 25th February, 2016.

61.

Proposed agreement on Cultural Cooperation Programme 2015-16. (file transferred)

Draft was sent from Pakistan Embassy Ashgabat on 15th May, 2015 for necessary action. The said cultural agreement draft was forwarded to Heritage Wing for further necessary action.

62.

Information Cooperation Programe for 2016-2017 National Heritage of I&B and concerned Ministry of Turkmenistan

Initiated by Pakistan 

Amended draft Agreement from Turkmen side sheared with M/o Information on 14 July 2017.

Action : reminder sent to M/o Information & Broadcasting on 21.2.2019

 

KAZAKHSTAN 

63.

Cooperation between APPC and National Company Kazakh Information Agency (KAZINFORM).

Agreement was signed in 2011 which is automatically renewable. Status of the agreement is in dormant. APPC has written a letter for reviving news exchange MoU.

64.

Agreement cooperation in the field of Information between the M/o Culture and Information of the Kazakhstan & M/o IB & NH, Pakistan.

National History & Literary Heritage Divison is working MoU on Culture.

File was transferred to Heritage Division in September 2019

 

AZERBAIJAN 

65.

MoU Between AZERI New Agency and APPC

APP and Azerbaijan have not signed an agreement for exchange of news but APP is willing to ink and floated a draft of MoU to EP Wing. Meanwhile APP has received draft agreement from Azertec News Agency of Azerbaijan. After sharing with APP, the draft has been forwarded to Azeri Govt through MOFA.

66.

Draft Cultural Exchange Programme

An agreement on Culture, Scientific and Humanitarian co-operation was signed between the two countries on 23rd January, 1995 at Baku. Cultural agreement was signed on 13.04.2005 at Islamabad. (Now File was transferred to NH & LH Division

 

UZBEKISTAN 

67.

Proposed Agreement between APPC and Uzbek News Agency.

APPC sent a draft to proceed further for this agreement through its letter 31.08.2005 and 04.03.2011.

68.

Proposed Agreement between APPC and Uzbek News Agency.

APPC sent a draft to proceed further for this agreement through its letter 31.08.2005 and 04.03.2011.

69.

Draft Agreement in the field of Information

Draft Proposed by EP Wing was sent to MOFA on 14th October, 2015.

70.

Cultural Exchange Programme for the year 2011-2015. (Now file has been transferred to NH & LH Division.)

MOFA has asked in his letter dated 26.10.2015 to seek views on Cultural Exchange Programme for the year 2015-2020. Under process in Heritage Wing, file was transferred.

 

KYRGYZSTAN

71.

Proposal to renew the agreement between APPC and KABAR News Agency

 

 

PBC and Television Cooperation

APPC and KABAR News Agency of Kyrgyzstan signed a News Exchange Agreement in 2005, which is at present in dormant. APPC is willing to activate this agreement with KABAR and it was informed to Kyrgyzstan side through EAD meeting.

 

 Recently proposals to extend cooperation in the field of Radio and Television have been conveyed to JMC platform through EAD.