Saudi ambassador to Beirut calls for culture of moderation through the media
Emphasizing the need to boost communication and dialogue to promote a culture of moderation through the media – specifically Radio stations in Lebanon – Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Bukhari, on Wednesday said “nothing is more precious and pure than goodness for the consecration of the culture of moderation, communication, dialogue, and development.”
Hosting a cultural gathering – Coffee Cup 4: Cedars Wavelength – at the mountainous ski resort of Mzaar, east of Beirut, Bukhari highlighted the role of audio media in promoting the culture of moderation.
According to the Lebanon’s National News Agency, the diplomat said that Coffee Cup 4 respects and appreciates the Lebanese media and social networking websites. He also called the Lebanese press as “pioneering and significant”.
Ambassador Bukhari said that the gathering underlines the climate of communication and dialogue “to emphasize the depth of relations between the two brotherly countries and their aspiration to further develop these relations in the various fields.”
During the event, Bukhari honored a number of audio presenters and anchors. The awards were in recognition of the Lebanese media in general and acknowledged innovation, intellect, language of dialogue, cultural rapprochement and acknowledgement of the other.
The Gathering was attended by caretaker Minister of State for Women’s Affairs, Jean Ogasapian, UAE and Kuwaiti ambassadors to Lebanon, Hamad Saeed al-Shamsi and Abdel Aaal al-Qinai.
Governor of Beirut, Ziad Shbib, President of the National Audiovisual Media Council, Abdel Hadi Mahfouz, and a visiting Saudi delegation, were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, President of the National Audiovisual Media Council, Abdel Hadi Mahfouz, highlighted the significant role of media in public life and its impact on the public opinion. Mahfouz urged the media to perform and promote the culture of moderation, notably in shaping and guiding public opinion.