Ilham Aliyev receives participants of News Agencies World Congress (PHOTO) (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a group of participants of the 5th News Agencies World Congress on Nov. 17.
“We met yesterday. As I mentioned yesterday in my remarks, it is a big honor for us to host this important global event,” said Ilham Aliyev.
It is very important that representatives of so many leading news agencies of the world are in Baku, he noted.
“It is a good opportunity for us to present our country. As I said yesterday, Azerbaijan is young as an independent county, but it is a country with rich history, traditions, culture,” said the president. “So I hope you will have a chance to see around, to visit some historic places of Azerbaijan and to know more about the country because still we need to do more, to work hard to present ourselves.”
He went on to say that 25 years is not enough time for that.
“Of course, we organize different events around the world, cultural events, events related to presentation of our economic potential but the best presentation is when we host our guests here,” said President Aliyev. “Especially the guests, who work daily to inform the world community about what is happening in the world.”
“Therefore, from this point of view, I think this Congress in Baku is of great importance for us,” added the president.