Trend News Agency attends OANA meeting in Ulan Bator (PHOTO)
The 33rd Executive Board meeting and 27th Editorial-Technical Experts Group meeting of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies ( OANA) opened in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on June 27.
The forum runs in the conference hall of the capital hotel Kempinski Khan Palace.
The event is timed to the OANA's 50th anniversary, as well as to the 90th anniversary of the Mongolian Montsame state news agency.
The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Mongolia Sukhbaatar Batbold. He stressed the importance of the Forum in Ulan Bator , Mongolia 's readiness to cooperate with the media, wishing the OANA success. Batbold also congratulated the organization on its 50th anniversary.
Azerbaijan is represented at the event by Trend International News Agency and AzerTAj state news agency, which are both members of the organization.
The first session of the meeting decided on cooperation between the Federation of Arab News Agencies FANA and OANA.
OANA was formed on Dec.22, 1961, upon a UNESCO initiative. The OANA aims to expand and facilitate the exchange of information between Asian and Pacific countries, and to participate in eliminating the imbalance in the information exchange between developed and developing countries.
Today, the OANA brings together 40 news agencies from 33 countries. Its members include the Russian Itar-Tass, Turkish Anadolu, Japanese Kyodo News, Chinese Xinhua, Iranian IRNA, Saudi Arabian SPA, South Korean Yonhap, Pakistani PPI and APP, Kazakh Kazinform, Indonesian ANTARA and others.
Trend Agency has became a full member OANA in November 2010 at the XIV General Assembly of the Organization in Istanbul.