Acting Director General of the Oman News Agency Dr. Mohamed Al-Araimi arrived here on Monday to participate in the 17th meeting of heads of news agencies of the Gulf Cooperation Council due to kick off in Kuwait Tuesday.
Al-Araimi, who was received by Deputy Director General for Administrative and Financial Affairs in Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Hameed Malak, stressed the importance of the meeting in strengthening the joint media cooperation, pointing out that tomorrow's meeting would discuss issues brought forward from the previous meeting in Riyadh.
He added that the meeting will discuss how to develop a joint work between news agencies of the GCC, as well as a proposal for electronic publishing which has received a common consensus.
He expressed hope that the meeting would come out with recommendations that serve the march of cooperation and coordination between the GCC news agencies.
"We aspire to increase coordination with all GCC news agencies and this is what is actually existing, however, we aspire electronic journalistic work and that requires constant coordination through the exchange of professional and technical expertise and technology.
He praised the existing media cooperation between Kuwait and Oman.
The GCC technical committee for news agencies discussed in its 8th meeting on Monday a number of suggestions on developing cooperation between all member states' agencies.
Editorial and technical managers of GCC news agencies discussed all suggestions and ideas presented by the participants for more media, and technical cooperation. Moreover, they discussed holding training courses and workshops every four months, and establishing consultative committees specialized in the fields of internet systems, programming systems and strategic planning for information technology