To the staff of the Telegraph Agency of Azerbaijan - AzerTAC - March 3, 1994

I congratulate the staff of the National Information Center of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan - AzerTAc on the 75th anniversary of its foundation.

AzerTAc plays a certain role in the propagation of the foreign and domestic policy of the sovereign Azerbaijan both at home and abroad, in exposing the Armenian aggression against our country and the atrocities committed against our people, in breaking the information blockade, in which we find ourselves, in the dissemination of the truth about Azerbaijan. Your achievements should also be noted in the formation of a true opinion about the establishment of a democratic and legal state in the country, in the world, in the exposure of hostile campaign waged against our people.

The 75th anniversary of the Telegraph Agency of Azerbaijan is a significant event for our press. I wish your staff, all the Azerbaijani journalists, successes in protecting the interests of the people and state more strongly, in defending our just cause from a civic position, in highlighting the realities objectively and promptly. I wish you new successes, good health and happiness.

Heydar Aliyev,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan