Terrorism, Palestine on the agenda as Arab information ministers meet

Terrorism, Palestine on the agenda as Arab information ministers meet

RIYADH (Rahnuma) : Terrorism, Palestine and regional media strategy are among several issues being discussed during a periodic meeting organized by the Council of Arab Information Ministers.

The event is being held in Riyadh after it was declared the capital of Arab media by the Arab League in May.

Khaled Al-Ghamdi, undersecretary for foreign media, said the ministry seeks to make the Saudi capital a hub for media-related events held by the league.

Al-Ghamdi said officials at the event, which lasts two days, would discuss issues pertaining to regional aspirations and challenges.

Among items on the agenda are sustainable development plans, the role of regional media in quelling terrorist narratives, international action plans to combat negative stereotypes, Palestine, as well as dates and venues for upcoming events being held by the council.

A total of 17 Arab organizations, including broadcasting unions, GCC officials and representatives from numerous Arab universities, took part in the meeting.

Saudi Arabia is chair of the Permanent Arab Media Committee, another affiliate of the Arab League.

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