Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with members of the Board of Directors of the Press Council on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the national press.
The head of state received a special award of the Press Council for his resolute position on the protection of the national interests of Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev congratulated journalists and the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the national press.
Chairman of the Press Council Aflatun Amashov highlighted the development of the national press, and remembered the measures conducted by national leader Heydar Aliyev to develop the media.
Saying that media representatives highly appreciate President Ilham Aliyev`s role in developing the country, strengthening patriotism ideas in society, Aflatun Amashov thanked the head of state for conferring honorary titles upon a group of media representatives on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the national press
Members of the Board of Directors of the Press Council Akif Ashirli and Umud Rahimoghlu also thanked President Ilham Aliyev for his attention to the development of the media.
President Ilham Aliyev then presented awards to members of the Press Council who received honorary tittles.