The 10th session of the council of state-run news agencies of the CIS member states started in Minsk, Belarus, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
Attending the session will be the chiefs of the ITAR-TASS, AzerTAc, Armenpress, BelTA, Kazinform, Ukrinform (as a guest) and the CIS Executive Committee.
Azerbaijan will be represented by Director General of AzerTAc Aslan Aslanov.
The participants of the session are set to discuss the events dedicated to the 65th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, a plan of holding the CIS photographic competition in 2010, preparation of the calendar edition, development of a joint web-project dedicated to the celebration of the 65th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War to be hosted by BelTA's official website. The agenda also includes the issues concerning the participation of the CIS state-run news agencies in the Congress of the World Association of the Russian Press (in Israel in 2010), other photographic competitions and a free access to the Service of the Association of the National News Agencies.