Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss media cooperation

The committee discussed joint media initiatives and programs that aim to unify efforts to highlight and to develop media content in a way that contributes to consolidating and enhancing joint action. (SPA)
Updated 17 September 2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss media cooperation

  • The Saudi minister said the plans discussed looked to help increase investment in the media sector and activating the media market

DUBAI: The Joint Committee for Media Cooperation of the Saudi-UAE Coordination Council held its first meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to discuss joint initiatives of the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The committee discussed joint media initiatives and programs that aim to unify efforts to highlight and to develop media content in a way that contributes to consolidating and enhancing joint action.

“We seek to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between us and support the media sector through a number of programs and projects that will contribute to the development of the sector,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Information, Turki Al-Shabanah, said.

“Raising the quality of production between the two countries in a way that contributes to improving the level of audio-visual media work and raising the efficiency and competitiveness of social media,” Al-Shabanah added.

The Saudi minister said the plans discussed looked to help increase investment in the media sector and activating the media market.

Meanwhile, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council, Sultan Al-Jaber said that the two countries look to establish the foundations, rules and principles that consolidate and strengthen the two nation’s common media vision and development media programs that serve their objectives.

“We look forward to this committee to be a unique media platform that … works to transfer experiences in order to enrich the media content and prepare and qualify a constellation of young media leaders in the two brotherly countries,” Al-Jaber said.


Saudi ministry signs media cooperation agreement with Russian news agency

Updated 15 October 2019

Saudi ministry signs media cooperation agreement with Russian news agency

  • It aims to implement projects designed to develop media coverage

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah on Monday signed a media cooperation agreement with Dmitry Kiselev, the head of Russian news agency Sputnik.

The accord, inked at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh, aims to implement projects designed to develop media coverage and objective and professional handling of all events in the political, economic, social, cultural, humanitarian and sport fields, to promote convergence between the Kingdom and Russia.

It also included the establishment of official headquarters for Sputnik in the Kingdom.

The agreement was timed to coincide with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Saudi Arabia.