United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and Wakalat Anba'a al Emarat (WAM), the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have signed an agreement to exchange news between the two news agencies.
The agreement will allow UNB to provide its subscribers and viewers a wide array of international and national news, including videos and photos, as it will have the free access to WAM’s all sorts of news services.
Launched in November 1976, WAM is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council news agencies, the Federation of Arab News Agencies, the International Islamic News Agency, the Pool of Non-Aligned News agencies and of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).
Founded in 1988, UNB is the first fully digitalised wire service in South Asia. Its principal partner in news exchange is the world’s largest wire service Associated Press (AP).
Also a member of OANA, UNB has cooperation and news exchange agreements with various news agencies of the world, including Chinese news agency Xinhua and South Korea’s Yonhap.