JEDDAH (UNA-OIC) – The Chairman of the Board of Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC) H.E. Mr. Aslan Aslanov, met today, with Acting Director-General of the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) Mohammad Abd Rabbo Al-Yami.
During the meeting, which was held virtually, the two sides discussed the activation of joint media and training work. The meeting also witnessed an explanation of the Union’s vision for the coming years, which revolves around its role as a major media platform for member states, and the advancement of the media industry, based on Islamic and media values that urge transparency, credibility and tolerance.
The role of UNA in providing strategic media consultancy to member states through representatives of official national news agencies was also reviewed, in addition to holding a series of training sessions for media professionals in the coming period.
For his part, Mr. Aslan Aslanov commended the transformation that the Union is going through, and its efforts in communicating with member states and linking them to become an incubator for information exchange inside and outside member states. He stressed Azerbaijan’s support for these efforts, and its keenness to participate in UNA Programs as part of AZERTAC’s efforts to contribute effectively to international associations of news agencies.
He also stressed that his country attaches great importance to strengthening relations with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and its various organs, praising in this regard the great support provided by the OIC to Azerbaijan in liberating its lands from occupation.