Kuwait boosts media ties among Muslim countries
A senior Kuwaiti has said that the country is eager to take part in all the events that seek to enhance the media cooperation among the Muslim states. Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information’s Press and Publications Department Khaled Al-Rashidi made the statement yesterday on the sidelines of the 11th Islamic Conference of Information Ministers in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, held on December 19-22.
Rashidi is leading the Kuwaiti delegation to the conference themed ‘New Media to Counter Terrorism and Islamophobia.’ He will also lead the delegation to a ministerial meeting in Jeddah on Wednesday, on behalf of Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem AlHumoud Al-Sabah. The preparatory meetings’ 11th Islamic Conference have focused on the role of the new media for supporting the Palestinian Cause, and Al-Quds Al-Sharif, he said.
The Kuwaiti media has always given priority to highlighting the cause, Rashidi said, referring to the three-volume “Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Encyclopedia” printed at the Ministry of Information earlier this year. During the preparatory meetings, Saudi Arabia submitted a draft resolution on the role of the media for combating terrorism, he said.
This is one of the major topics tabled for discussions, since terrorism has come to threaten the world’s stability, Rashidi added, rejecting all claims lining the phenomenon to Islam. Participants in the preparatory discussion also addressed Islamophobia, calling for setting mechanisms to counter the phenomenon and assert the real bright image of Islam, against distortion attempts, he said.
Addressing the opening session on Monday, Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Information and Culture, Dr Abdulmohsen Alyas stressed the dire need to utilize the new media to counter terrorism and Islamophobia through action plans, implementation mechanisms and clear indicators that help address the greatest number of issues and problems facing the Muslim world. — KUNA
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JEDDAH: The Ministry of Information’s Khaled Al-Rashidi attends the 11th Islamic Conference of Information Ministers. — KUNA