Baku congress important for all news agencies: SPA
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The 5th News Agencies World Congress is organized at a high level, said Abdullah Bin Fahd Al-Hussein, president of the News Agencies World Congress and the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), in Baku Nov. 16.
“We express our gratitude to Azerbaijan,” said Al-Hussein, adding that the Azerbaijani people are very hospitable.
“The 5th Congress is important for all the news agencies,” he added. “I believe Azerbaijan will chair the Congress at a high level and reach great success.”
Azerbaijan is hosting the 5th News Agencies World Congress, the 16th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and the 22nd Session of the Council of CIS Heads of News Agencies.
Azerbaijan is represented in the events by Trend and AzerTAc news agencies.
Co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Azerbaijan’s state news agency AzerTAc, these events bring together heads and officials of about 100 news agencies, international media experts, and officials from UNESCO and regional media organizations.
Speakers in the sessions include presidents of the News Agencies World Congress, OANA, EANA, FANA, managers of Associated Press, Reuters, Xinhua, Anadolu Agency, TASS, Agence France-Press, Press Association, EFE, Yonhap, Kyodo News, TT, SPA, BTA, AAP, IRNA, DPA, Notimex, ATPE and other leading news agencies, Los Angeles Times newspaper, Al Arabiya TV channel, and experts from Tripod Advisors, News Corp, PwC, Axel Springer and Stibo Accelerator media companies.
Initiated by the Russian news agency TASS, the 1st News Agencies World Congress was held in Moscow on Sept. 24-25, 2004.