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A meeting of the heads of the Council of State Information Agencies of the CIS countries was held in Baku

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The 31st meeting of the Council of Heads of State News Agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Information Council) was held in Baku, BelTA reports.

Deputy Secretary General of the CIS Denis Trefilov and Director of the Information and Analytical Department Alexander Matyash took part in the meeting on behalf of the CIS Executive Committee.

The meeting participants discussed cooperation in highlighting the issues of strengthening the CIS as an integration association, the development of economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation within the Commonwealth. The emphasis was placed on the importance of information support for intergovernmental programs and projects aimed at developing ties in the fields of culture, science, youth policy, tourism and sports.

The heads of the state information agencies of the CIS countries also paid special attention to cooperation in preparation for the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in 2025. The participants of the meeting presented projects to preserve the historical truth about the Great Patriotic War and the feat of the Soviet people, and also discussed joint projects of cooperation with government agencies and regional organizations for the anniversary of the Great Victory.

The parties expressed interest in developing journalistic exchange programs and conducting professional development courses.

The CIS Information Council was established in 1995. It includes the heads of the state news services of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Tajikistan. The board is headed by TASS CEO Andrey Kondrashov. The activities of the CIS Information Council are aimed at ensuring interaction and cooperation of the Commonwealth countries in the information sphere, creating favorable conditions for the unhindered dissemination of information and effective exchange of professional experience, as well as strengthening media partnerships.

The CIS Information Council was held on the sidelines of the VI World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue “Dialogue for Peace and Global Security”, which brought together representatives of more than 110 countries, including Belarus, in Baku these days. This is a demonstration that the event is a very important international platform where issues of intercultural dialogue are discussed.

Источник: https://belta.by/society/view/vstrecha-rukovoditelej-gosinformagentstv-stran-sng-prohodit-v-baku-632045-2024/




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