S Korea's president scheduled to meet OANA's chief editors on Thursday

S Korea's president scheduled to meet OANA's chief editors on Thursday

Photo Illustration: Name tags and the timetable of the 17th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agency (OANA) in Seoul from November 6 to 9. ANTARA/Budi Setiawanto/GTM

Seoul (ANTARA) - South Korea President, Moon Jae-in, is scheduled to meet the heads of news agencies of the Asia-Pacific region, including ANTARA's editor-in-chief, on Thursday, an organizer of the 17th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) said here, Wednesday.

The Seoul-based news agency, Yonhap, the organizer, reaffirmed the meeting with the editors of at least 35 countries with President Moon after lunch on Thursday. According to the Blue House or Cheong Wa Dae, President Moon would explain the government's peace efforts with North Korea, and share views on the role of the media in maintaining peace.

President Moon is also expected to share details on the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit from November 25 to 27 in the South Korea's port city, Busan.

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The editor-in-chief of Indonesia's news agency ANTARA, Akhmad Munir, stated that the meeting with President Moon would reflect the hospitality of the South Korea government. Munir added that his fellow chief editors of news agencies in the Asia-Pacific region and him were honored to soon meet the president.

The meeting between President Moon and the chief editors will coincide with the 17th General Assembly of OANA in Seoul from November 6 to 9.

The assembly which would be attended by heads of 32 news agencies of 28 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, aims to share views and ideas on the convention's main theme, "New Challenges for Journalism: Technological Innovation and Issues of Trust".

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