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Sunday, December 15th, 2019

27th meeting of CIS Information Council held in Moscow

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Moscow, The 27th meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS State News Agencies (CIS Information Council) was held in Moscow on Monday.

At the meeting, the heads of news agencies discussed issues of information cooperation, preparation of joint projects for the V-Day’s 75th anniversary.

Chairman of the CIS Information Council, TASS Director General Sergey Mikhailov said that it is our common holiday. Our peoples defended the right of future generations to life. We have no right to forget the great accomplishment of the people who emerged the winners in the bloodiest war in the history of human race,” TASS reported citing its director general.

He pointed out that news agencies had the creative and technical potential to transfer to the younger generation the knowledge of history, values and the memories of the heroism of the country’s citizens and the Nazi atrocities.

Mikhailov said TASS was preparing a large photo exhibition entitled The Press in Wartime, featuring photographs taken by the agency’s correspondents and archive images. The exhibition will open at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall.

The CIS Information Council was established in November 1995. It incorporates the heads of government-run news agencies of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Tajikistan. The next meeting will be in Baku in March 2020. The CIS Information Council’s mission is to ensure cooperation by the CIS countries in the media sphere, and create favorable conditions for the free dissemination of information, effective exchanges of professional experience and the strengthening of the media space.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

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