SHARJAH, 18th April, 2018 (WAM) — A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from 22nd-23rd April in Kuwait.
The Sharjah delegation includes Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, Mohammed Khalaf, Director-General of Sharjah Media Corporation, Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary-General of Sharjah Media Council and other members of the Emirate’s media and government communications sector.
The Executive Committee of the Arab Media Forum announced earlier the selection of Sharjah as the special guest of honour this year with a series of events and activities celebrating the origins and achievement of the media sector and cultural progress in the Emirate.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed said that guided by the vision and support of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Emirate of Sharjah attaches highest importance to the media sector, viewing it as a key pillar to support development efforts and intellectual initiatives.
The SMC Chairman said that the selection of Sharjah as a guest of honour at this year’s Arab Media Forum in Kuwait is an acknowledgment of the growing profile and stature of Sharjah’s media sector, which has undertaken a number of initiatives and plans underlining its growing international role. Referring to participating members and institutions of SMC that support the various roles, needs and responsibilities of the media sector, he said the SMC members hold out the promise of many more achievements in the future contributing to the development and progress of the sector as well as the Emirate.
Sheikh Sultan stressed the keenness of the Sharjah Media Council to strengthen its international participation in events like Arab Media Forum in Kuwait in order to showcase the progress of the Emirate and its media sector and exchange expertise with various media stakeholders and institutions in the region and around the world.
He lauded the efforts of the Arab Media Forum to promote the convergence of Arab media experience and promote a healthy exchange of ideas on issues and challenges facing the sector in the region besides highlighting mechanisms and opportunities of using it for shared development.
As part of Sharjah’s participation, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi will be delivering a special address on the opening day of the Kuwait forum. Besides, a number of special events and activities have been lined up to shine the light on Sharjah’s media environment, its various projects and future directions.
The Kuwait forum attracts senior ministers, top officials and owners and editors of the leading Arab media players and institutions.