Baku, November 16, AZERTAC
Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC) and Pakistani Dispatch News Desk (DND) agency have agreed to carry out news exchange as AZERTAC`s Chairman of Board Aslan Aslanov met with DND Chief Editor Agha Iqrar Haroon.
Aslan Aslanov said the people of Azerbaijan and Pakistan are bound together by close ties of friendship and brotherhood. He noted the role of media in expanding cooperation between the two countries. Aslan Aslanov thanked Pakistan for supporting Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity, saying Pakistan always condemns Armenia for occupying 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands and does not recognize this country internationally.
“We consider it necessary to expand the exchange of news with Pakistan, one of the most powerful countries in the region. This will play a key role in bringing our nations closer to each other and promoting our societies` awareness,” said Aslan Aslanov. “Cooperation with DND will be a positive step towards boosting news delivery,” he added.
Agha Iqrar Haroon said Azerbaijan occupies a special place in Pakistan`s foreign policy. “The fact that the two countries support each other`s territorial integrity is a crucial factor in the bilateral relations.” He said DND is ready to deliver AZERTAC`s news to the Pakistani society though its channels. “Our agency attaches special importance to spreading Azerbaijan-related news in Pakistan. We want to promote AZERTAC`s news in Urdu too. We also hope that our cooperation will help expand dissemination of Pakistan-related news in Azerbaijan,” said DND chief editor.
Aslan Aslanov highlighted AZERTAC`s ongoing presidency of the News Agencies World Congress and Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) as well as the agency`s relations with Pakistani APP and PPI agencies.
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