Saudi media team visits Sky News TV Channel

The Saudi media delegation during their visit to the Sky News TV Channel in Abu Dhabi.
Updated 04 December 2016

Saudi media team visits Sky News TV Channel

ABU DHABI: A media delegation accompanying Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday visited the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi-based Sky News TV Channel.
The UAE National Media Council is coordinating the visit of the Saudi media delegation to key UAE media organizations.
The Saudi delegation, headed by President of the Saudi Press Agency Abdullah Al-Husain, met with leaders of the Sky News TV Channel and its media cadres. They were briefed on the work of key studios and the management of the channel’s operations in more than 30 offices worldwide around the clock through its many platforms, including TV, website, social media and smart applications, as well as through Sky News Arabic Service Radio in Abu Dhabi and joint broadcasting services in Arab countries.
Director General of the National Media Council Mansour Al-Mansouri said he was pleased to have colleagues from Saudi Arabia briefed on the work of the channel.
He said the UAE provides an attractive environment for international and Arab media institutions thanks to its advanced infrastructure and free media cities, in addition to the legal and regulatory environment that facilitates the work of media institutions and its geographical location, which gives it easy access to many parts of the Middle East that need to have their events covered.
Sky News Arabic Service CEO Nart Bouran welcomed the visit of the Saudi media delegation and expressed appreciation for the Saudi Press Agency’s efforts to provide information to several mass media.
He also commended the cooperation extended by Saudi media to their UAE counterparts and elsewhere in the Arab world, stressing the need to cooperate in journalism and media fields in order to help the Arab media progress, especially in light of the rapid changes witnessed by this industry in the Arab world.

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 22 October 2019

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”