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PM meets Egyptian media official

2. PM meets Egyptian official
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh received Egyptian Head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Karam Gabr on Monday, July 25, 2022 and discussed the role of media in both countries. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh received Egyptian Head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Karam Gabr and an accompanying delegation, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Khasawneh stressed in Monday’s meeting the strategic relationship between Jordan and Egypt, which is embodied in the brotherly relations between His Majesty King Abdullah and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and the cooperation between the two countries’ governments.

He also underscored the important role played by the media in the two countries in strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation, and voicing Jordan’s and Egypt’s largely similar positions on various Arab, regional and international issues.

For his part, Gabr underlined the importance of bolstering joint cooperation between the two countries in the media field and exchanging expertise to serve the two countries and their people.

Separately, Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson Faisal Shboul received Gabr.

Both underscored the strategic cooperation between Jordan and Egypt, which are a priority for His Majesty King Abdullah and President Sisi.

His Majesty’s directives have always emphasized the need to maintain the distinguished relations,  coordination and cooperation with Egypt at the highest levels, Shboul said, stressing that “our priorities are the same, our cooperation is one, and our horizons are limitless.”

He pointed to the importance of joint coordination and seeing eye-to-eye on various issues, especially the Palestinian cause and frameworks of joint cooperation. He voiced hope to bolster bilateral cooperation in the media field, whether at the level of official media institutions or in terms of launching joint initiatives to control content on social networking sites and reduce the media’s lost profit from the advertising market.

In turn, Gabr said that the directives of President Sisi is that Jordan’s national security is an integral part of Egypt’s national security, and has stressed the need to strengthen relations in various fields.

He hailed Jordan’s ongoing support for Egypt and its stances, pointing to the wise leadership’s persistent and constant endeavors to enhance Arab action and achieve security and stability in the region.

Within the framework of media cooperation and coordination, Gabr stressed the need to frame media cooperation within a joint team to address any issues or topics of interest to both sides, in addition to the close cooperation between the official media institutions in the two countries.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Arab media meetings hosted by Jordan on Tuesday and organized by the Secretariat General of the Arab League/Media and Communication Sector in cooperation and coordination with the Arab Commission for Satellite Broadcasting.

Shboul also held separate talks with Assistant Secretary-General and Supervisor of the Media and Communication Sector at the Arab League, Ambassador Ahmed Rashid Al-Khattabi.

Shboul underlined Jordan’s support for the Arab media meetings and the efforts of the Arab League to address issues and challenges facing the media and communication sector, including extremism and digital media.  He underscored the importance of these meetings and their role in shaping joint Arab solutions.

The state minister also highlighted the schedule set for the Arab delegations participating in the meetings, which includes a visit to Irbid, the capital of Arab culture.

For his part, Khattabi thanked the Kingdom for hosting the meetings, lauding its support for the Arab League’s efforts in various fields.

He also stressed the importance of holding these meetings, which “discuss important topics and issues,” voicing hope that they will produce outputs and results that will be submitted as recommendations to the Council of Arab Information Ministers, which is set to meet next September.


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