Azerbaijan, Baku, April 22 / Trend E.Huseynov /
The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) Summit Congress began in Seoul April 22. The four-day event was arranged to mark the South Korean Yonhap News Agency's thirtieth anniversary.
AMI TREND Director General Ilgar Huseynov and AMI TREND International Cooperation Director Elchin Huseynov took part in the summit titled, "Challenges and Opportunities for News Agencies." The AzerTaj state news agency is also representing the country at the event.
Government and major media outlet representatives from 35 countries, as well as several heads of international organizations, are participating in the summit.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Un-CHAN also attended the opening ceremony.
The summit will adopt a declaration upon completing talks on how to promote cooperation among regional news agencies and other organizations.
The summit is also holding a OANA photo exhibition. AMI TREND is also taking part in the exhibition.
OANA was formed in 1961 upon the initiative of UNESCO. Today OANA brings together 40 news agencies from 33 countries. OANA members are responsible for two-thirds of the information circulated throughout the world.
Yonhap was founded in 1981 and plays a central role in the Korean press by delivering news and information to its customers in various parts of the world. Yonhap's news services provide some 3,000 multimedia news items per day on politics, economics, society, culture, entertainment, sports, science, and other topics, helping readers access news from the global village.
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