Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed
Al‑Romaihi, has stressed the keenness of the kingdom, under the leadership
of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the government, to
activate the role of the media in deepening Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
identity, the spirit of patriotism and tolerance, and in increasing the
continuous development and civilisational gains within the framework of the
GCC’s march towards complementarity and unity.
The minister was speaking as he received the Director General of the Gulf
Radio and TV Corporation (GRTC), Majri bin Saud Al‑Qahtani, and
congratulated him on assuming his new post, wishing every success in
developing GRTC’s effective role in strengthening cooperation among GCC
media institutions so as to serve joint fraternal and historical interests.
Al‑Romaihi reviewed with Al‑Qahtani areas of cooperation and coordination
with GRTC regarding radio and television training, encouraging joint research
and media production, exchanging expertise, as well as the ongoing
preparations to hold the 15th Gulf Radio and Television Festival, set to be
hosted by Bahrain next year.
He reiterated the Information Affairs Ministry’s commitment to supporting joint
GCC media institutions according to a unified strategy that achieves the
interests of GCC countries and their peoples and protects their cultural and
This would contribute to highlighting the GCC’s honourable image, landmark
political, economic and social achievements, and support development, peace
and stability on the region and the world.