Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Azerbaijan stresses need for accurate information...
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev welcomed participants of the 30th Executive Board Meeting of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) taking place in its capital Baku.
The holding of the event demonstrates the importance Azerbaijan places on media, he told the visiting heads and representatives of the region’s leading news agencies.
Aliyev noted that their visit was very significant in terms of delivering true information about Azerbaijan to the international community.
"Sometimes wrong information are given related with our country and this meeting is also significant from view of real elucidation of procedures in public life of Azerbaijan," said Aliyev.
Underlining the importance of professionalism and responsibility in the work of mass media, he also stressed the positive role of holding regular gatherings including trainings.
The Azerbaijani leader said the meeting on the theme of 'Information for All in the Globalizing World' was a good forum for exchanging views and experience.
He took the opportunity to highlight Azerbaijan`s economic potential, saying the former Soviet republic has been the world’s fastest growing economy over the past few years.
He said Azerbaijan has been successfully developing the non-oil sector with education and information technologies being a high priority.
He also touched upon Azerbaijan`s Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which, the President said, left over million Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs.
The Azerbaijani leader said that notwithstanding all difficulties, his country had managed to become the regional leader.
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