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Agreement of Partnership and Cooperation Between ECSSR and BBC

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies & Research (ECSSR) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) signed an agreement on partnership and cooperation on October 22, 2011. The signing ceremony was held during the visit of an ECSSR high-level delegation to the BBC Headquarters in London.

The agreement covers the joint convening of symposia and seminars, organizing of training workshops, along with the exchange of visits. It also includes cooperation in media and communications research as well as exchange of data relating to each other’s area of expertise.

Underscoring the significance of this development, the Director-General of ECSSR, His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, said the agreement will serve in expanding cooperation in the media and research fields between the two sides. He added that “our need for such agreements with major global media organizations stems from the vision of our prudent leadership that is keen on promoting public awareness through research in the field of media and other forms of mass communications.”

His Excellency also expressed the willingness of the ECSSR to open new channels of cooperation with other regional and international research and media organizations to better serve the interests of development, security and global peace.