Senior officials from the GCC states are due to arrive in Kuwait on Tuesday to participate in the 17th GCC news agencies meeting, to be held here the same day and run for four days.
KUNA's Board Chairman and Director General Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Sabah told KUNA that this periodical and coordinating meeting comes within the Gulf Cooperation Council states' vision to further advance media cooperation and encourage the exchange of expertise and information.
Meeting regularly, Kuna chief noted, helps the gulf states' news agencies to keeping up to date with the latest technologies introduced to news reporting and to getting familiarized with the latest political developments in the region.
The GCC senior officials will also tackle establishing strategies for joint media frameworks and follow up on recommendations made during previous meetings.
Sheikh Mubarak stressed that in order to keep up with the gulf region's vision of its development plans, human resources in media fields should be improved and trained accordingly to carry out their tasks professionally and efficiently.
Improving media in all of its forms, audio, visual, printed and e-content , is another goal that needed to be achieved comprehensively in order to be able to deal with the latest developments in the Middle East accurately and transparently and within media reporting regulations and standards, said Al-Duaij Al-Sabah .
A meeting is scheduled to convene on Monday of the news managers and technical managers in the GCC news agencies to prepare for the agenda of the 17th meeting of the officials Agencies