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MOSCOW, August 23 (Itar-Tass) - The Itar-Tass news agency will help South Ossetia to create its own national state news agency under a bilateral cooperation agreement signed with the South Ossetian for Press and Information Committee in Moscow on Friday.
Under the document, Itar-Tass will use its opportunities to help South Ossetia establish direct ties and cooperation with media outlets in Russia and other countries. The sides also agreed to implement joint projects to cover processes that were under way in South Ossetia, including major events in the political, socio-economic, cultural, scientific, educational, sport and other spheres.
The agreement signed during a working visit of South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov to Russia develops the previous bilateral agreements between Russia and South Ossetia, including the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Reciprocal Assistance and the Inter-Governmental Agreement for cooperation in telecommunications, IT and mass communications.