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.