(AGI) - Karachi, Dec. 15 - PPI - Pakistan Press Internationaland Agi -Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, signed today in Karachia Memorandum of Understanding that defines the editorialcollaboration between the two agencies, focusing on informationand integrated multimedia communication production, as well asin professional training and event organization. The agreement confirms the desire of PPI and Agi to definejoint projects to support the development of economic andcultural ties between Italy and Pakistan, strengthening thevalue of both agencies, key players in the internationalcommunication arena. Owais Aslam Ali, Chairman of PPI, said: "The signing of thecooperation agreement between PPI and Agi marked a significantstep forward in the exchange of information between Pakistanand Italy. This will increase the level of understandingbetween the people and of opportunities for economiccooperation between the two important countries of South Asiaand Europe". "Pakistan and Italy have strong political and economic ties- Agi's CEO Gianni Di Giovanni said - that date back since thebirth of Pakistan in 1947 and, as of today, also journalisticties. I am confident that this collaboration will proveextremely fruitful, and will once again show that Italians andPakistani can do great things together. Just like in 1954, whenan Italian geographer and geologist Ardito Desio, upon mandateof the Pakistani government, was the first to manage to climbthe K2". (AGI).