Government has asked the Turkish government to help equip the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) and the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to address the institutions’ operational challenges.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga says Turkey is a strategic European country as it is one of the emerging market economies which Zambia can learn from to develop its media and information industry.
ZANIS reports that the Minister was speaking when Turkish Ambassador to Zambia Sebnem Incesu paid a courtesy call on her at her office.
She thanked Turkey for its continued support and cooperation to the media and information sector as well as other sectors.
And Ms Mulenga assured the Turkish Ambassador that Zambia has continued to remain a haven of peace and stability contrary to negative media reports locally and abroad.
She said the number of Presidents and foreign dignitaries that have visited recently can attest to the fact that Zambia is a peaceful environment.
Meanwhile, Turkish Ambassador to Zambia Incesu said her country is ready to deepen the cooperation with Zambia in the media and information sector.
Ms Incesu has however asked Zambia to finalize the media and information agreements between the two countries in order to address the challenges faced by the media industry.
She said her country wants to share its media expertise with Zambia for purposes of addressing challenges faced by the Zambian media.
The Envoy disclosed that her country is ready to offer exchange programmes and training for media personnel for purposes of developing the media industry.