Azerbaijan, Baku, April 6 / Trend /
The Iranian state news agency IRNA and Azerbaijani News Agency Trend signed an agreement on cooperation in the information sector.
The document was signed by Trend Director General Ilgar Huseynov and IRNA Executive Director Ali Akbar Javanfekr in Baku on Wednesday.
Trend's joining of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) as a full member facilitates the creation of additional opportunities for expanding bilateral ties, Javanfekr said.
Javanfekr also acts as the Iranian Presidential Adviser of the Press.
Based on the document, the parties will regularly exchange online news and analytical materials, as well as photographs on the latest developments in domestic and international lives in their countries. The parties also intend to share experiences through the organization of mutual visits of staff, and holding short and medium-term training sessions.
Founded in 1995 as an independent media outlet, Trend Agency is a leading news provider in the Caucasus and Caspian region. The agency produces articles in five different 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. The articles cover the latest political and economic developments in Azerbaijan and other countries in the Caspian region, Central Asia and some CIS countries.
IRNA was established in 1934 under the Iranian Foreign Ministry and originally called the Pars Agency. It was renamed and transferred to the Cultural and Islamic Guidance Ministry's authority in 1981. The agency has over 30 offices worldwide and more than 60 offices in Iran. The agency publishes about 600 stories daily in Farsi, Arabic, English, Turkish, French, Spanish and Chinese and supplies its news to over 70 countries.