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15:18 | 2012-12-05


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Iran, Azerbaijan Stress Media Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Azerbaijan explored avenues for the further development of bilateral ties and cooperation in the field of media and press.

"Our main goal is creating closer cooperation with the Azeri media and press, and deepening bilateral ties," said Director of the Media Section of the Iranian Embassy in Baku Seyed Mohammad Ayatollahi in a meeting with Director General of Azerbaijan Press Agency (APA) Group Vusala Mahirgizi and Chairman of the APA Board of Directors Nurshan Guliyev in Baku on Wednesday.

Ayatollahi further added his country attaches great importance to the expansion of media cooperation with other countries.

During the meeting, Vusala Mahirgizi, for her part, expressed the hope that the APA and the Iranian embassy would continue mutual media cooperation, and added that her country is willing to open an APA office in Tehran.

"We want this to come into practice soon and become a positive milestone in the relations between the APA and Iran," she added.

The Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Islamic Republic of Iran to the south.

Iran has an embassy in Baku and a consulate-general in Nakhichevan City. Azerbaijan has an embassy in Tehran and a consulate-general in Tabriz. Both countries are full members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in September called current relations between Iran and Azerbaijan as friendly and constructive, and said that Tehran tries to explore new avenues for expansion of bilateral ties.

Iranian foreign minister pointed out that despite the attempts made by the enemies to sow discord between the two brotherly nations and governments, Tehran is eager to boost and strengthen mutual ties in various political, economic, business and cultural arenas with Baku.