KUWAIT, 2nd May, 2016 (WAM) — The Kuwaiti Minister of Information, Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, has discussed with Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Al-Momani, ways to enhance cooperation in the fields of information and culture between the two countries.

The Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, said that Sheikh Salman stressed during the meeting the need to develop the strategic role of Arab media, noting that the GCC is seeking to break the typical language and method of the media in order to face current challenges and find a work plan to attract young people.

He said that Arab ranks must be unified through a media strategy to work on improving the Arabs’ image in the outside world against tendentious campaigns and those with terrorist and extremist ideologies that are distant from Islam’s tolerant image.

He praised the efforts of King Abdullah II of Jordan and those of the leaders of the GCC countries to heal Arab rifts to overcome this critical stage in the history of the Arab nation.

He also praised the expressive speech that was delivered by the Jordanian minister during the opening ceremony of the Arab Media Forum last night, describing it as “clear and comprehensive”.

Dr. Al-Momani expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to Kuwait for the warm reception and praised the wisdom and role of His Highness the Emir for hosting the intra-Yemeni talks in Kuwait, wishing them all the best and success.

He also praised Kuwait’s assistance to all needy people around the globe, particularly to the Syrians and to Jordan for carrying the great burden in light of the crisis and the presence of more than one million Syrian refugees on its soil.