46th OANA Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the 46th OANA Executive Board Meeting
Nov. 8 , 2019
Seoul, the Republic of Korea

Yonhap (Korea), AZERTAC (Azerbaijan), TASS (Russia), Anadolu (Turkey), Xinhua (China), IRNA (Iran), AAP (Australia), BERNAMA (Malaysia), Kyodo (Japan), VNA (Vietnam), Montsame (Mongolia), BNA (Bahrain)

NNA (Lebanon)

OANA President Mr. Cho Sung-boo convenes the 46th Executive Board Meeting

OANA President congratulated the member agencies who were elected to the Executive Board and sought their active support for Yonhap in carrying out the duties as OANA's chair-agency.

OANA President introduced Dong Min Lee as his nominee for OANA secretary general and sought the endorsement of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board endorsed the new secretary general through a raise of hands.

New Secretary General Ms. Lee thanked the Executive Board members for their support, thanked outgoing secretary general Mr. Vugar Seidov for his excellent and superb job during his tenure, expressed appreciation to the people at AZERTAC for their contribution to OANA during the agency's OANA presidency.
Secretary General invited Montsame to give a brief presentation on its invitation to host the 47th OANA Executive Board Meeting in Ulanbataar.

Montsame's delegation thanked the delegates who supported the agency to become a member of the Executive Board. The delegation noted that it has been an active member since joining OANA in 1984 and will try to contribute to OANA even more.

Montsame said it plans to host the 47th Executive Board Meeting in mid-April of 2020 at the center of Ulanbataar city and will include a culture tour program and a tour of wild nature.

Anadolu announced it wished to host the next autumn OANA Executive Board Meeting after Mongolia. It said it would like to host all the members in Turkey and will inform OANA with confirmed dates of the meeting.