From Bahrain, Bensaïd highlights the King’s efforts to support the Palestinian cause

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaïd, highlighted this Wednesday in Manama, Bahrain, the efforts of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in favor of the Palestinian cause.

Bensaïd, in his capacity as president of the 53rd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Information, delivered a speech read on his behalf by the Moroccan ambassador to Bahrain, Mustapha Benkhayi. He declared that Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, continues its constant support to the Palestinian people to obtain all their legitimate rights, including the right to establish an independent state within the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as capital.

Bensaïd added that the Bayt Mal Al Quds Acharif Agency, under the personal supervision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, President of the Al Quds Committee, continues to fulfill its obligations to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of Jerusalem and respond directly to their needs through economic, social, residential, educational and cultural projects. These projects benefited from a budget of approximately 65 million US dollars, encompassing 200 large projects and dozens of small and medium projects.

The Moroccan government official stressed that the Moroccan presidency of the Council of Arab Ministers of Information takes place in a delicate context marked by numerous movements in the media and communication, due to the profound geopolitical transformations in the Arab region. It is necessary to focus collective efforts on strengthening joint Arab media work in order to improve it and increase its effectiveness.

Bensaïd reaffirmed Morocco’s commitment to respecting all its obligations, in particular hosting the headquarters of the Observatory and the integrated platform for Arab media action abroad. The establishment of this Arab mechanism is now imminent thanks to the efforts of Morocco and the support of the Council. He recalled that this project is a collective effort aimed at executing the Arab media action plan abroad, and called on Arab information ministers to work together to succeed, in order to bring Arab issues, including the Palestinian cause, to the attention of the world.

Bensaïd presented a summary of the achievements of the Moroccan presidency of the Council, while emphasizing that there are many challenges in the field of media, such as false information, disinformation, incitement to violence, hatred and to separation. These challenges must be addressed collectively by media and communication, with a common vision that also emphasizes influencing public opinion, which is a major issue to be won, he said.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is hosting today the 54th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Information, after two days of work by the executive committee of the Council, with the participation of Morocco, and the standing committee on Arab information under the League of Arab States.

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