Tue 09-05-2017 17:29 PM

National Media Council hosts Colombian Association for Press and Media delegation

ABU DHABI, 9th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The National Media Council, NMC, has hosted a delegation from the Colombian Association for Press and Information. The delegation toured the UAE from 7th to 9th May and was led by Gustavo Kassobwina, Executive President of the Association.

The delegation was introduced to some of the successes the UAE has registered in various sectors, including the media, economy, education, and renewable energy. The visit also covered cooperation, joint activities, and initiatives that promote collaboration and friendship between Colombia and the UAE. The delegation looked into the possibility of broadcasting a television programme through a number of prominent channels in the Republic of Colombia, tackling the status of Emirati women and their active role in modernising the country.

The visiting delegation commended the UAE’s government and people for the positive image and good reputation it has come to enjoy in Colombia. It also expressed its admiration for the country’s cultural successes, achieved in record time. The delegation and the Council explored different means of conveying success stories from the UAE to Colombia, such as deploying foreign correspondents from the National Media Council.

On the sidelines of the visit, the NMC organised a series of meetings for the delegation, including a meeting with Shamma bint Sohail Faris AlMazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, a field trip to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, and a visit to the Embassy of Colombia in Abu Dhabi.

These activities seek to develop frameworks for cooperation and to strengthen Emirati-Colombian relations in the education, sustainable energy, media, women’s affairs, and tourism sectors.

The delegation’s visit adds to the National Media Council’s vision to promote the media sector’s role in reflecting the best possible image of Emirati culture and society, both internally and abroad. The visit additionally focused on the role of media in strengthening bilateral ties between nations and finding common ground for cooperation at all levels.