Saudi Arabia & Kuwait explore ways to strengthen media ties

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia-Kuwait boost media ties
Officials during the meeting | SPA

State of Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah has received at the Seif Palace the Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Media, Salman bin Yousef Al-Dossary, and his accompanying delegation.

The two sides emphasized their deep strategic, fraternal, and historical ties that reflect the special status and attention given by the leaderships of the two brotherly countries.

Al-Dossary also met with Minister of Information and Culture Abdulaziz bin Mubarak Al-Mutairi. They discussed topics of common interest and reviewed ways to enhance cooperation in the media field. The focus was on developing and supporting media cadres and exploring areas for exchanging experiences. Al-Dossary met with Kuwaiti media figures from various sectors and held an open meeting.

In the presence of the two ministers, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that enhances cooperation in the professional news field and promotes information exchange.

SPA President Dr. Fahd bin Hassan Al-Aqran and KUNA Director General and Chair of the Board of Directors Dr. Fatma Al-Salem signed the MoU, which aims to develop cooperation in news exchange, contributing to greater mutual understanding between the two countries.

During the meeting, Al Aqran and Al-Salem agreed to form a working team to implement the partnership terms through continuous joint media projects and news exchanges between the two agencies.

The partnership will also be implemented through the utilization of content from news reports, photos, and videos produced by each agency, as well as collaboration in media coverage of major events in both countries, including Hajj season.

Additionally, the meeting addressed the implementation of a joint media training program in various areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), as well as ways of dealing with misleading news. They further discussed the mechanism for involving relevant entities in the agreement, including the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, the media ministries, and stakeholders from both sides.

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