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GCC Information Undersecretaries kick off 22nd meeting
October 13, 2014, 9:02 am

Undersecretaries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministries of Information on Sunday started their 22nd meeting here seeking coordination for conveying a GCC unified media message.

Addressing the opening session, Kuwaiti Ministry of Information Undersecretary Salah Mansour Al-Mubaraki, emphasized the importance of the topics on the agenda of the two-day meeting, prepared by the GCC Secretariat and representatives of the Information Ministries in the member states.

Regional challenges prompt sincere work to cement cooperation among the GCC countries, Al-Mubaraki said, highlighting the role of the Information Ministries to follow up events, abiding by the relevant ethics.

He also expressed hope the meeting would achieve the aspired aims, giving an impetus to the GCC joint action, in line with the desire of the bloc's leaders and peoples' expectations.

For his part, GCC Assistant Secretary General for Cultural and Media Affairs Khaled Al-Ghassani, told the meeting that the agenda comprises all the steps that need to be achieved or followed up according to decisions taken by the Ministers of Information.

Participants will also discuss reports by the affiliate committees entrusted with the GCC joint media action. World events, particularly in the Gulf region, prompt media officials to sharpen up and coordinate roles for producing a unified GCC message to the world, he said.

The Undersecretaries will submit the topics they approve to the meeting of the GCC Information Ministers due here on Wednesday.

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