Bulgarian Vice President meets with members of News Agencies World Council

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 17:30

Sofia, October 31, AZERTAC

Bulgaria's Vice President Iliana Iotova has met with members of the News Agencies World Council (NACO), who gathered in Sofia for their sixth meeting.

Iliana Iotova said it is important that the media spread unbiased and objective news. “There is a great need in the news reflecting the reality at the modern stage. Fake news can negatively affect the whole society, economy and social life.”

She described the News Agencies World Congress as one of the major events in the global media industry, adding that the Bulgarian government attaches particular emphasis to the Congress.

BTA Director General, News Agencies World Congress secretary general Maxim Minchev highlighted the 6th News Agencies World Congress that will be held in Sofia in 2019. Minchev noted that the event will be attended by media executives from all over the world.

AZERTAC Director General, News Agencies World Congress President Aslan Aslanov noted that the 5th Congress was co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and AZERTAC in Baku last November. Aslan Aslanov stressed that AZERTAC will give all the necessary assistance to BTA agency in organizing the 6th Congress in Sofia.

Aslan Aslanov also hailed cooperation between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria. “Statements made by the heads of state during Bulgarian President Rumen Radev’s recent official visit to Baku is yet another indicative of the strengthening bilateral relations.”

The Bulgarian Vice President and the NACO members discussed security of journalists, copyright and social media issues.

AZERTAC currently holds the three year presidency of the News Agencies World Congress, and will be succeeded by BTA in 2019.