President of Azerbaijan receives delegates participating in jubilee ceremony of AzerTAc
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev today received the delegates who came to Baku to participate at the 90th anniversary ceremony of the Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency, AzerTAc, and at the 11th meeting of the Council of heads of the CIS State News Agencies, AzerTAc State News Agency reported.
President Aliyev expressed confidence for success of the jubilee ceremonies in Baku. It will enable the visitors to closely get acquainted with the life of Republic. Similar meetings promote mutual and wider understanding of the countries and states, the President noted.
"From this standpoint, many depend on activity of the news agencies and in the whole the mass media bodies", he emphasized. "Operative and timely dissemination of true information enables to accept correct and exact decisions, rightly comment the ongoing processes and plays valuable role in establishment of bilateral and multilateral relations between the countries".
Noting that Azerbaijan plays active role in the processes of integration in the CIS space, the President said from the point of view of new trends of cooperation among the mass media bodies, the Baku meetings have special importance. Head of the Azerbaijan State highlighted on the last years` socio-economic accomplishments in the country. Despite the crisis year in world economy, Azerbaijan could successfully implement all the projects, he said. The President also touched upon the foreign policy of Azerbaijan, making accent on the country`s policy that aims at long-term, mutually beneficial cooperation.
President of Azerbaijan underlined importance of participation of the delegation representing the political, economic and cultural spheres of Russia.
The Head of State said quite a few news agencies, hundreds of newspapers and electronic media outlets function in Azerbaijan, adding important qualitative changes occurred in this field.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed hope that the Baku meetings would be effective and bring good results. Azerbaijani leader recommended searching for new formats to exchange information in the CIS area.
President Ilham Aliyev wished every success to the participants. He noted although Azerbaijan regained its independence 20 years ago, relations among CIS countries are developing, in particular, in the field of media. President Ilham Aliyev stressed the necessity to keep the dynamics in the humanitarian cooperation.
"I believe that CIS countries and neighboring nations are also keen on cooperation," said President Ilham Aliyev. He once more congratulated participants of the events.