Wednesday, January 19

Acting Media Minister Chairs Meetings of Executive Council, General Assembly of IBU

Riyadh, Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi today virtually chaired the meetings of the Executive Council and General Assembly of the Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).

During the two meetings, Dr. Al-Qasabi stressed that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has imposed on our countries and institutions unprecedented challenges and tests in facing this pandemic that required us to exert more efforts in coordination with officials in the health sectors in our countries to deliver awareness messages on the COVID-19 dangers, prevention measures and the importance of ensuring immunity through vaccinations.

He noted that these challenges required preparing a unified strategy to deal with the pandemic based on considering the best international models and proposing initiatives and mechanisms that can realize a qualitative leap in the action model of IBU that guarantees it keeps pace with the latest developments to improve work mechanism of IBU and enhance its international presence to serve joint causes and defend them globally.

Dr. Al-Qassabi also suggested forming a development team for the IBU to revise the Union’s vision and initiatives to develop IBU’s work in delivering a media message that meets the aspirations, where the General Assembly adopted the proposal. He also congratulated Dr. Amr Al-Laithi for being appointed as IBU director.

Source: Saudi Press Agency