ISTANBUL, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's official Xinhua News Agency signed here an agreement with Istanbul-based Cihan News Agency on news exchange and cooperation on Saturday.
The agreement which covers exchanges of news stories, photos and video programs between the two agencies was signed by visiting Vice President of Xinhua News Agency Lu Jianping and Deputy General Manager of Cihan News Agency Beytullah Demir in Istanbul.
Their meeting focused on news cooperation which is considered as an important part of the friendly relations between the two countries.
The two sides will exert efforts to enhance friendly cooperation, promote mutual understanding and friendship between the people of the two countries.
They also agreed that the cooperation will help them share news sources, strengthen news coverage capability and expand international influence.