The 26th Meeting of GCC Information Ministers saw the participation of Mohammed Saeed Al Shehhi, Secretary-General of UAE Media Council. This virtual gathering, presided over by Dr. Abdullah Nasser Al Harasi, the Minister of Information of the Sultanate of Oman, focused on enhancing media cooperation within the Gulf region. In this article, we delve into the significance of the meeting and the discussions that took place.
During the meeting, Mohammed Saeed Al Shehhi emphasized the importance of the meeting’s outcomes and recommendations in line with the GCC leadership’s directives. These directives aim to keep Gulf media aligned with global media changes and facilitate a significant leap forward in various media fields. The meeting served as a platform to strengthen collaborative media efforts within the GCC, encouraging the exchange of experiences and best practices.
Al Shehhi reiterated the UAE’s commitment to nurturing partnerships that provide exceptional media content, harmonizing with the mission of GCC states. This commitment reflects the UAE’s dedication to contributing to the development of Gulf media.
The meeting addressed several topics of shared interest in the realm of joint media efforts among GCC states. These included the adoption of the general framework of the strategic plan for mutual media cooperation of the GCC countries for 2023-2030, aiming to establish ambitious goals that reflect common aspirations for a unified Gulf media vision.
Additionally, the meeting reviewed the Code of Honour for Electronic Media, the media plan for GCC missions abroad, approved various radio and television programs, endorsed the joint emergency plan during crises and disasters, and discussed the collective application of GCC news agencies.
The 26th Meeting of GCC Information Ministers is a testament to the commitment of Gulf states to collaborate and advance their media efforts. These discussions and agreements pave the way for a more integrated and cohesive Gulf media landscape, aligned with global media developments.