The Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad underlined the need for coordinated joint efforts of the Arab media to expose the agenda of Iran in the region.
Addressing the conference of Arab ministers of information in Cairo on Wednesday, Awwad urged Arab media outlets to highlight the dangerous role being played by Iran in spreading unrest and unleashing terrorism in the region. “It is important to highlight the Arab position in the media and to inform the world about the excesses and crimes committed by the Iranian regime against humanity,” he said.
Awwad stressed the need to abide by the Arab League Charter which stipulates that mutual respect should be observed among member states and that no state interferes in the internal affairs of any other country.
He also noted that the events that were witnessed in the region during the past period proved that interference in the internal affairs of states in any form is an act of aggression and that reflects political immaturity.
He also called on the Arab media to step up efforts to expose the behavior of Iran and its militias which are violating international laws and spreading chaos and destruction in the region.
The minister emphasized that the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian issue reflects the keenness of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to extend constant support to the Palestinian people for the restoration of their legitimate rights.
He referred to the decision of the 29th Arab Summit (Jerusalem Summit) to approve the Media Plan for Jerusalem, which includes programs and initiatives prepared by the Arab League General Secretariat in order to highlight the Palestinian cause in the media as the core issue of Arabs and Muslims.
Awwad reiterated the Kingdom’s commitment to preserve the unity, sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Yemen, as well as the Kingdom’s support for all efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the Yemeni crisis in accordance with the Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanisms.
The minister stressed the importance of a balanced media to protect the minds of young people and safeguard their thinking from deviant ideologies, develop their creative skills, raise awareness about their nation’s core issues and seek to employ modern technologies in accomplishing this.
This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette.
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