Journalist delegations meet minister, HM’s culture adviser

874560MUSCAT: Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour bin Said al Hasani, Minister of Information, on Tuesday met a delegation of the Federation of Arab Journalists led by Moayyad al Lami, Chairman of the Federation, as well as a delegation of the International Association of Journalists (IFJ) led by Jem Abu Melha, who are visiting the Sultanate. The meeting reviewed means of enhancing cooperation between the Sultanate and the associations. The two sides stressed the importance of maintaining coordination between them to serve the media work. The FAJ Chairman hailed the development made by the Sultanate in all fields especially in media. He hoped that his visit would contribute to enhancing cooperation between the two sides in journalism. The meeting was attended by Awadh bin Said Ba Quwair, Chairman of the Omani Journalists Association (OJA), and the OJA Board of Directors.  The visiting delegations also met Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al Rowas, Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs.The meeting reviewed roles of GFAJ and IFJ and its supreme goals in raising awareness and knowledge sharing. Members of the two delegations praised the Sultanate’s progress in this regard, thanks to the wise vision and the attention accorded by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to the Omani journalism.
The meeting also reviewed challenges facing the local journalists’ associations and the importance of communication between journalists’ federations and associations to benefit from sharing the successful experiences and enhancing cooperation. The visiting delegation also met  Hussain bin Ali al Hilali, Attorney-General. The Attorney-General gave an overview about the Public Prosecution, the developments it has witnessed and its work method, in coordination with other litigation authorities. He then highlighted the role of media in the sustainable development being witnessed by the Sultanate during the prosperous era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council. — ONA