Infomration minister meets his Saudi counterpart in Jeddah

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APP64-19 JEDDAH: September 19 - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in a meeting with Saudi Minister for Information and Culture Dr. Awad al Awwad at King Faisal Palace. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain met his Saudi counterpart Dr Awad al Awwad at the King Faisal Palace in Jeddah, both the leaders discussed matters relating to bilateral interest.
Fawad Chaudhry expressed gratitude to the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Shah Salman bin Abdulaziz and Saudi authorities for giving them a warm hospitality, a message received here from Jeddah on Wednesday said.
He said that the opening of Roza-e-Rasool and doors of the Khana Kaaba for Prime Minister Imran Khan and his delegation was an exceptional honour for Pakistan.
Fawad Chaudhry said that both the countries enjoyed very strong and fraternal relations which were poised to grow with time.
He said that the Information Minister’s visit to Pakistan was very important and had set direction for coordination between the two ministries.
Dr Awwad said that there was a huge potential for media cooperation between the two countries and both the countries needed to take advantage of that opportunity.
Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistani drama is very famous product of Pakistani television industry and Pakistan was ready to provide them to the Saudi TV channels for broadcasting it in local language after dubbing or subtitling.
The Saudi minister showed interest in the idea and suggested to provide some drama serial to Saudi channels.
Fawad Chaudhry told the Saudi minister that a media university was being planned in Islamabad which would provide state-of-the-art education in all sectors of Media.
He suggested that Saudi Arabia might like to become partner in the project and train its youth for the upcoming cinema industry in the Kingdom.
He said that joint film production could be another area where both the ministries could jointly work.
Both the leaders also agreed on a joint media strategy to combat extremism. Fawad Chaudhry said that the real war against the extremism had to be fought through media and we needed to have a joint media narrative against it.