The Azerbaijan State News Agency – (AZERTAC) is a major news and information agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the only source of the official government news.
AZERTAC, founded by the Government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on March 1, 1920, functioned under various names during the Soviet period.
The Agency restored its historical name after Azerbaijan regained state independence. From March 3, 1995 to January 17, 2000, the agency bore the name “State Telegraph Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers”, and then was renamed “Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency”.
Along with the official government information, AZERTAC wires in Azerbaijani, English, Russian, French, German, Arabic and Chinese languages the round-the-clock news covering all spheres of life in Azerbaijan including politics, economy, culture, sports, health, environment and others.
AZERTAC has international cooperation agreements with ITAR-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.
Activity of AZERTAC in the intenrational media industry enabled the agency to win the right to host the meetings of the two reputable media organizations in 2016 in Azerbaijan – the 16th General Assembly of the Organization of the Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), 5th News Agencies World Congress. After hosting these events, Azerbaijan will be holding the presidency of the OANA and News Agencies World Congress in 2016-2019.
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