Acting Director/Editor-in-Chief of the Cyprus News Agency George Penintaex has been unanimously re-elected Secretary-General of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) for the next three years. He has already served 15 years in the same post.
The re-election took place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where the heads of the Mediterranean national news agencies held their annual General Assembly. The meeting was hosted by the Middle East News Agency (MENA) of Egypt.
MENA will serve until June 2016 as AMAN President. The Spanish news agency EFE will serve as First Vice-President and the Albanian news agency ATA as Second Vice-President. ATA will play host to the General Assembly in 2016 while the Moroccan news agency MAP will organise the AMAN General Assembly in 2017.
During the General Assembly in Egypt, AMAN signed an agreement with the newly-founded federation of national news agencies of western Africa shed by the Atlantic Ocean, FAAPA. The agreement provides for cooperation and exchange of observer status in the two organisations` general assemblies.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY