Vugar Aliyev: Azerbaijani and Moroccan media outlets should expand relations VIDEO
Baku, February 5, AZERTAC
“The expansion of relations between media outlets of Azerbaijan and Morocco will contribute to disseminating more accurate news about the two countries,” said Chairman of the Board of the Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC) Vugar Aliyev as he met with representatives of authoritative media organizations of Morocco.
AZERTAC Chairman of the Board Vugar Aliyev highlighted the agency’s activities. “AZERTAC, which will celebrate its 104th anniversary, is the first news agency of Azerbaijan. Currently, the agency maintains partnership with 50 news agencies of the world, broadcasts news in 8 languages and videos in 5 languages. AZERTAC has 22 correspondent bureaus in 21 countries, and the network of foreign correspondents is being expanded. Moreover, as a member of several international media organizations, the agency collaborates with agencies from many countries,” the Chairman underlined.
“AZERTAC maintains cooperation with Morocco's MAP News Agency. However, there is a need to further enhance cooperation and conduct active exchange of information. The partnership between the two agencies can allow obtaining news about the two countries from the primary source, not the third ones,” Vugar Aliyev underscored.
During the conversation, the sides exchanged views on media development in Azerbaijan, methods to combat fake news, the disinformation campaign Azerbaijan faced during the Patriotic War and how it was resolved, as well as other issues of mutual interest.
The meeting was attended by Mohamed Aswab, editor of MAP agency, Anass Machloukh, editor of "L'Opinion" newspaper, Mahtat Rakas, director of "Al Bayane" newspaper, Fatima Lghadiri, journalist of "Le Desk" digital media outlet, Yassine Majdi, journalist of "TelQuel" weekly news magazine, "Saad Alami Younès, journalist of "L’economiste" newspaper, Bukhaib Brhadda, journalist of BBMT online news channel, Maya Garayeva, Deputy Executive Director of the Fund for Support to Azerbaijani Diaspora under the State Committee for Work with Diaspora, Agil Gunashov, Advisor to Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Morocco, and interpreter Elvin Abbasbeyli.