India assures Afghan of help in broadcasting sec

The govt has assured Afghanistan of "all possible help" in the area of broadcasting sector such as capacity building, providing technical expertise in running infrastructural projects and training of their journalists.

New Delhi: The government has assured
Afghanistan of "all possible help" in the area of broadcasting
sector such as capacity building, providing technical
expertise in running infrastructural projects and training of
their journalists.

The assurance was given by Information & Broadcasting
Ministry Secretary Raghu Menon to a delegation from
Afghanistan`s Ministry of Information and Culture during a
meeting here yesterday.

The visit by the Afghanistan delegation comes in the
backdrop of both the countries signing an MoU in May on
information and broadcasting sector.

The delegation was headed by Afghanistan`s Deputy
Minister of Information and Culture, Mobarez Rasheidi.

During the meeting, Menon said India could provide
technical expertise by sending professionals to Afghanistan to
draw policy initiatives in critical areas.

A detailed overview of the policy initiatives
undertaken by I&B Ministry was also put before the visiting
delegation, said a statement.

Rasheidi praised India for setting up a
state-of-the-art studio for radio and broadcast facilities in
Jalalabad and other facilitating like the up-linking and
down-linking facilities via INSAT 3-A to radio and TV national
broadcasters in Afghanistan.

The deputy minister also visited Press Information
Bureau (PIB) and met its Principal Director General Neelam
Kapur.

PTI

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