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19:00 | 2013-01-08


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Iran, Azerbaijan Underline Expansion of Media Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Envoy to Baku Mohsen Pakayeen and Head of Azerbaijan's Turan news agency Mehman Aliyev explored avenues for further bolstering the mutual media cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting in Baku on Tuesday, the two sides reiterated the need for enhancement of media interactions between Tehran and Baku.

Pakayeen welcomed the enhancement of ties with the Republic of Azerbaijan and called for strengthening media relations between Tehran and Baku.

Last month, Pakayeen in a meeting with Head of Azar Taj News Agency Aslan Aslanov discussed further enhancement of media cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan

The Iranian diplomat described as "very effective" media interactions between the two countries' official news agencies in strengthening all-out ties between Baku and Tehran.

"Undoubtedly, today media have a very important role in establishment of peace and stability and in many misunderstandings you may also find trace of media," the Iranian diplomat underscored.

He called for development of relations between Iran and Azerbaijan Republic and said that leaders of both countries intend to promote ties and senior officials are completely aware of importance of media activities.

Aslan Aslanov, for his part, welcomed the idea of holding joint training courses for reporters in Tehran and Baku, and said that it would be helpful in strengthening media cooperation between the two countries.

Iran has recently enhanced efforts to boost political, economic, security and cultural ties and cooperation with the regional and neighboring countries, specially the Central Asian states.

In October, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled to Baku to attend the 12th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization. The summit was held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

The Iranian and Azeri presidents met on the sidelines of ECO Summit.