Media role in serving society stressed

MUSCAT: Shaikh Mohammed bin Said al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development, met at his office on Thursday with Dr Mohammed bin Mubarak al Araimi, Chairman of the Omani Journalists Association (OJA), and members of the new Board of Directors.
The minister welcomed the OJA Chairman and others, wishing them success in enhancing the positive role of the society and serve all sectors of the local media. He hoped that the association would be the mirror that conveys positive image during the Sultanate’s local and foreign participations. He stressed the role of the Association in serving an important category of the Omani society, namely mediapersons.
On his part, OJA Chairman hailed the support provided by the ministry to promote the services and programmes rendered by the different associations especially OJA. He affirmed that OJA is a partner in promoting social work. He hoped that the Association’s members will present the positive image of the Sultanate that witnesses security and stability under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.
Dr Mohammed bin Mubarak al Araimi thanked the Ministry of Social Development for its support. He pointed out that the upcoming period will witness intensified participations, training and rehabilitation programmes for mediapersons, in addition to taking part in international forums and meetings that require the Omani media to be present at such events.