Russian envoy urges media exchanges between Taiwan and Russia

Russia's representative in Taipei Dmitrii Polianskii said Sunday that his office is interested in promoting exchanges between media outlets in Taiwan and his country.

Polianskii told Central News Agency (CNA) President Fan Hsiang-lin that since assuming his post in Taiwan in January, he has been very concerned about local media reports on events related to his country.

He said he found that most of the reports touching on Russia in Taiwanese media have originated from western mainstream media, and have more or less not been able to reflect "what has really or has not happened in Russia."

"So it's quite important for Taiwan's media to have direct exchanges or cooperation with Russia's media in order to obtain first-hand and balanced news content," Polianskii said while visiting CNA.

He was accompanied by his deputy Dmitry S. Privalov during the visit.

Fan told the Russian envoy that CNA has in the past few years signed news exchange and cooperation agreements with its counterparts in Indonesia, Japan, Turkey, Portugal, and Mongolia.

"The cooperative relations have been operating very smoothly and proven mutually beneficial," he said.

Fan added that as the national news agency of Taiwan, the CNA will will redouble its efforts to seek such cooperation with other international media in the future.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel