Euronews to start broadcasting in Azerbaijani
November 19th, 2011 - 17:35 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Luigi Malesani and CEO of the Executive Board of Euronews Michael Peters have visited the Public TV and Radio Broadcasting Company of Azerbaijan. Public TV Director General Ismayil Omarov said at a meeting with Euronews officials that President Ilham Aliyev highly appreciated cooperation with the Lyon-based TV channel.

Mr Omarov recalled the two TV channels signed a cooperation deal in Paris in July this year and work is under way on joint projects. On his part, Peter Luigi Malesani noted that the latest meeting of the Supervisory Board discussed the issue of broadcasting in more languages and a number of countries have made appeals in this regard. But Azerbaijan was considered the most important among them.

Mr Malesani noted that Euronews will help Azerbaijani people to get to know Europe more closely and news programs and several other programs of Euronews will start broadcasting in Azerbaijan through the Public TV. A programme about preparations for Eurovision-2012 Song Contest will be broadcast weekly.