25th meeting CIS Council of Heads of State News Agencies held in Bishkek

Cholpon-Ata, September 7, AZERTAC

The 25th meeting of the Council of heads of state-run News Agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States, who are the participants of the third World Nomad Games, has been held in the city of Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan.

Head of section at AZERTAC state news agency Nazim Khidirov, First Deputy Director General of Russia's TASS agency Mikhail Kalmykov, Director General of Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency Kubanychbek Taabaldiev, Director General of Belarus Telegraph Agency Irina Akulovic, Director General of Kazinform International News Agency Askar Umarov and Head of department of CIS Executive Committee Igor Grigoryev attended the event.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan Aynura Temirbekova highlighted the 3rd World Nomad Games.

First Deputy Director General of TASS Mikhail Kalmykov stressed the importance of the media's role in developing domestic tourism within the framework of the Year of Culture in the CIS. He noted that World Nomad Games contribute to the development of sport and humanity.

Kubanychbek Taabaldiev highlighted the activity of Kabar, saying that the agency produces news in Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Turkish, Arabic and Chinese languages.

AZERTAC’s section head Nazim Khidirov hailed the Azerbaijani government`s special attention to the development of tourism. He said that as a result of these measures, the number of tourists coming to Azerbaijan is increasing every year, numerous international forums and sporting events are being held in the country.

Gulu Kangarli

Special Correspondent

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