MADRID – The Ibero-American General Secretariat, or SEGIB, and EFE signed on Monday a “pioneering” agreement to raise awareness among 650 million Ibero-Americans in order to bring them closer to initiatives and projects planned to be launched by these countries, as well as supporting the summits of the heads of states of the Ibero-American governments.
During the agreement signing with EFE president Jose Antonio Vera, SEGIB secretary general, Rebeca Grynspan said “Ibero-America has become different today; there are new realities so we are renewing the Ibero-American space, how we define ourselves and what we can provide.”
Grynspan added “Thanks to EFE’s interest in Ibero-America, we can enrich the image of our reality and refrain from the subjects that do not reflect futuristic views, which include vast diversity, wealth and the strength of our countries.”
For his part, Vera stressed “EFE practically has had an Ibero-American approach since its foundation. We have offices in all the countries and we provide services to media outlets in each. For us, Ibero-American summits represent events of great importance, so we can provide coverage with the best personnel we have.”
Vera added that through this agreement EFE seeks to contribute to support the summits and to reach more citizens every day.
The alliance between the world’s first news agency in Spanish and Ibero-American General Secretariat reveals the nature of the strategic role given by the latter to the media in order to continue its support for the Ibero-American community.
The agreement will determine the progress achieved within the Ibero-American community through taking new and pioneering steps in the political, economic and creativity fields, as well as discovering new possibilities in fields such as education and development.
Similarly, the agreement serves the Ibero-American countries in addressing the enormous challenges in order to make progress in these initiatives, such as the Alliance for Academic Mobility.
The agreement underlines the synergy of collaboration between both parties, which will take up the role of raising “public awareness regarding the pioneering role of SEGIB and the Ibero-American summits, especially in the fields of knowledge, social cohesion, cooperation and culture.”
SEGIB is the permanent body that supports the Ibero-American Summit, and it is also responsible for implementing the resolutions taken during these summits.
SEGIB is active in 22 Ibero-American countries, to deepen the idea of the Ibero-American community, as well as promoting cooperation in education, social cohesion, innovation and culture in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
EFE is considered to be the world’s fourth largest news agency, which was established 75 years ago, and has a massive network of journalists spread among 120 countries around the world, and distributes nearly three million pieces of new material every year, in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and English.