Tehran, September 4, AZERTAC
Members of the Executive Board of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) have familiarized themselves with landmarks of Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Located in the heart and historic core of Tehran, the Gajar dynasty period lavish Golestan Palace, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influence, had aroused a great deal of interest among the OANA Executive Board members. They were informed that the palace is one of the oldest complexes in Tehran, originally built during the reign of Tahmasip I (r. 1524–1576) of the Safavid dynasty (1502–1736) in the historic walled city. It was not only used as the governing base of the Qajari Kings but also functioned as a recreational and residential compound and a center of artistic production in the 19th century. During the Pahlavi era (1925–1979), the Golestan Palace was used for many different occasions such as coronations and other important celebrations.
On the same day, AZERTAC Chairman of the Board, President of OANA Aslan Aslanov met with Director General of Iran’s Mehr News Agency Ali Asgari.
They exchanged views on the prospects for cooperation between the two agencies. Ali Asgari said that Mehr News Agency intends to create an Azerbaijani language section on its website. AZERTAC Chairman of the Board Aslan Aslanov welcomed the initiative, adding that Mehr News Agency will be provided with full support in this regard.
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