Kuwait boosts me­dia ties among Mus­lim coun­tries

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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

KUWAIT: Hawally Se­cu­rity Di­rec­tor Bri­gadier Ab­deen Al-Ab­deen hon­ored a num­ber of po­lice of­fi­cers for their ef­forts in main­tain­ing se­cu­rity in the gover­norate.

JED­DAH: The Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion’s Khaled Al-Rashidi at­tends the 11th Is­lamic Con­fer­ence of In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ters. — KUNA

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