Foreign relations

AZERTAC has international cooperation agreements with TASS (Russia), Anatolian News Agency (Turkey), Xinhua (China), AGERPRESS (Romania), Ukrinform (Ukraine), BELTA (Belarus), Tanjug (Serbia), BTA (Bulgaria) and ANSA (Italy), IRNA (Iran), Moldpres (Moldova), ATA (Albania), MTI (Hungary) MENA (Egypt), PETRA (Jordan) and ANTARA (Indonesia), Montsame (Mongolia), Yonhap (South Korea), LETA (Latvia), Kabar (Kyrgyzia), Kazinform (Kazakhstan), KUNA (Kuwait), Khovar (Tajikistan), KYODO (Japan), BuaNews (South Africa), AGI (Italy), QNA(Qatar), Elta (Lithuania), Telam (Argentina) and PAP (Poland). In 2004, AZERTAC joined the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and 2008 the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA).

AZERTAC is one of the founders of the Association of the National News Agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (ANIA), the Union of the Turkish Speaking News Agencies (TKA) and the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA).

AZERTAC has bureaus in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Baltic states, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Turkey, Georgia, Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Japan, Spain, Romania, Italy, Sweden as well as provinces of Azerbaijan.

On November 16-18, 2016 Baku hosted 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 which were co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and AZERTAC.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the joint opening ceremony of the 5th News Agencies World Congress and the 16th OANA General Assembly at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

Almost 200 journalists from 80 countries representing more than 130 leading news agencies of the world from five continents discussed topical problems of media at the 5th News Agencies World Congress in Baku.

AZERTAC assumed presidency of the News Agencies World Congress and presidency of OANA for the next three years (2016-2019) at these events.

On November 17, AZERTAC signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement with Spanish International News Agency (EFE), an Agreement on Cooperation with Paraguayan IP news agency of Paraguay's Secretariat of Information and Communication (SICOM) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahrain's News Agency (BNA) on the sidelines of the 5th News Agencies World Congress.