BAKU, 16th November, 2016 (WAM)– The United Arab Emirates is participating in the fifth News Agencies World Congress, the largest international meeting for national news organisations.
Emirates News Agency, WAM, is represented at the two-day meeting by Executive Director Mohammad Jalal Al Rayssi.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, in opening remarks, praised the role of news agencies in disseminating facts and reflecting the reality on the ground around the world.
Aliyev affirmed his country’s support for initiatives to promote openness and peaceful co-existence and reject extremism and violence.
Representatives of the Saudi Press Agency, Kuwait News Agency, the Federation of Arab News Agencies and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) also delivered speeches at the meeting.
The fourth News Agencies World Congress was hosted by Saudi Arabia in 2013.