Saudi-UAE media committee holds first meeting in Abu Dhabi
Ministers from both countries discussed ways to grow the media sector
Ministers from Saudi Arabia and the UAE discussed efforts to shape media leaders of the future and "strengthen bonds" between the nations.
The Joint Committee for Media Co-operation, part of the Saudi-Emirati Co-ordination Council, held its first meeting in Abu Dhabi this week.
Plans to boost integration and improve social media in the region ranked high on the agenda.
The inaugural meeting was chaired by Turki Al Shabana, Saudi Minister of Media, and Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and chairman of the National Media Council.
"We hope that this committee will be a unique media platform reflecting the rapprochement between the two brotherly peoples, and will assist in sharing experiences and mutual expertise to enrich the media content and prepare and qualify a constellation of young media leaders in the two brotherly countries," Dr Al Jaber said.
Mr Al Shabana said the committee will work to showcase the "real image" of the two countries.
"Through the Joint Committee for Media Co-operation, we seek to strengthen bonds of co-operation between us and support the media sector through a number of programmes and projects that will contribute to the development of the sector," he said.
"The committee will work to develop the level of media co-ordination and raise the quality of production between the two countries, which contributes to improving the level of audio-visual media work, and raise the efficiency and competitiveness of social media."
Updated: September 17, 2019 04:23 AM