Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BELTA) and Azerbaijani International News Agency TREND signed an agreement on cooperation in the information field.
Based on the document, the parties will maintain regular exchange of operational information, analytical materials, as well as photographs of the actual events of internal and international life of their countries. The parties also intend to cooperate closely in the organization and provision of information support of visits of heads of states and official delegations, as well as other interstate events and activities held in the territory of the two countries.
"I sincerely hope that the chosen form of partnership, not only fills the space of media heavy-quality information material, but also serve to strengthen the friendly Belarusian-Azerbaijani relations," Belarusian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolai Patskevitch said. He was commenting on signing of an agreement between TREND and BELTA.
BelTA is the biggest information agency in the Republic of Belarus. For over 90 years now, BelTA has been the official national information provider. Today, it remains the most authoritative source of the up-to-date information on the activities of the supreme government bodies of Belarus. BelTA delivers live news coverage in Russian, Belarusian and English through its web page. BelTA is the only state-run on-line news provider offering information in the Belarusian language. Every day, BelTA provides 150 to 170 news items covering the major political, social, economic, cultural and sports events in the country, reporting on Belarus' international affairs and initiatives undertaken by various domestic public organisations and political movements. Every year, BelTA newswire serves as feedstock for around 15 daily, weekly and monthly thematic reviews. BelTA also provides photo reports covering 20 to 25 themes - this is over 100 snapshots illustrating life in all corners of Belarus.
Founded in 1995 as a private media outlet, Trend Agency is a leading news provider in the Caucasus and Caspian region. With its board network of correspondents, Trend is the one of the largest private news agencies in Azerbaijan, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Trend produces roughly 500 articles per day in 5 languages, including English, Russian, Azerbaijani, Persian and Arabic. Trend offers clients high-quality multimedia materials, analytical feature articles highlighting major political and economic developments and financial articles from top agency experts.