CAIRO, 23rd May, 2016 (WAM) — Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the National Media Council (NMC), presided over the UAE’s delegation taking part in the fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Ministers of Information held today at the General Secretariat of the Arab League to prepare for 47th session of the Council on Wednesday.

The UAE delegation included Ibrahim Al Abed, Adviser to NMC, Saeed Abdullah Al Darmaki, Executive Director for Media Affairs at NMC, Deputy Executive Director of the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi, and Abdullah Al Junaibi, Adviser at NMC.

Al Mansouri said the Arab media the Arab media should at this stage promote the discourse that eschews violence, hatred and spreads culture of tolerance and moderation.

He stressed the need to strengthen aspects of awareness to protect communities from misguided ideas promoted by terrorist organisations.

Al Mansouri reiterated the importance of coordinating a unified discourse of Arab states through joint planning and strategies to highlight the tolerant message of Islam and its rejection of violence and extremism. He also referred to the UAE’s efforts to fight terrorist ideas.

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