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Gulf Countries Reject Undermining of their Values, Regional, Int’l Contributions

Gulf Countries Reject Undermining of their Values, Regional, Int’l Contributions

Friday, 25 November, 2022 - 06:00
The Gulf officials meet via videoconference on Thursday. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Media ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries stressed on Thursday their condemnation and rejection of all systematic and spiteful media campaigns against Gulf countries.

Meeting via videoconference, they also slammed attempts aimed at undermining Gulf successes and contributions on regional and international levels.

They underlined the need for collective efforts to confront such campaigns and shed light on honorable Gulf achievements in all fields.

Saudi Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid al-Qasabi chaired the meeting that was attended by United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Youth Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi; Bahrain’s Minister of Information Affairs Dr. Ramzan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi; Oman’s Minister of Information Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi; CEO of Qatar Media Corporation Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Thani bin Khalid Al Thani, and Kuwait’s Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information Mohammed Bader bin Naji. GCC Secretary General Dr. Nayef Al Hajraf also took part in the meeting.

The ministers emphasized their keenness to develop joint work in the media field in order to achieve the noble goals of the GCC, including deepening cooperation between their countries, maintaining desired sustainable development and bolstering regional and international security and stability.

The ministers reviewed a number of issues in the media field, including the implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Council and the Ministerial Council. They discussed the strategic plan for joint media cooperation in the GCC countries (2023-2030), and the results of the meetings of the specialized committees in the media fields.

They approved the various programs and joint projects presented on the agenda, including the radio and television programs produced by the GCC states. They approved cooperation projects between news agencies, electronic media and cooperation in the field of external media, as well as coordination and cooperation in technical and engineering fields related to reception and broadcasting channels and media.

The ministers congratulated Qatar on the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and its historic opening ceremony that reflects the great efforts that the country has exerted in organizing the landmark global event.

They also congratulated the Saudi national team on its historic against Argentina in their opening Group C match on Tuesday.

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