Information Minister Dr. Fouad bin Abdul Salam Al-Farsy and Moroccan
Minister of Culture and Communications Mohammed Al-Asha'ri signed here
today an executive program for information cooperation between the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Morocco. The program calls for the
intensification of exchange of various radio and television programs
relating to the national day of each country and the regular exchange
of radio and television dispatches. It also calls for encouragement of
joint production in the fields of television and radio programs and
encouragement of exchange of visits between officials and experts in
The two sides emphasized their
encouragement for the expanding cooperation between the Saudi Press
Agency and Arab Maghreb News Agency by concluding agreement on
exchange of news bulletins by means of modern technology used by both
of them; exchange of visits; training courses; providing available
facilities to their correspondents; and encouragement of consultation
between them and coordinating their stances in international arenas.
In the field of journalism, the
program stressed the encouragement of cooperation between press
establishments in the two countries; exchange of invitations of
correspondents; facilitation of circulating the press and periodicals;
exchange of media publications and documents; and encouragement of
exchange of documents and information among media establishments.
The two sides noted that the program
could be amended upon agreement of the two sides at any time. The
program comes within the framework of implementation of the Cultural
and Information Agreement signed between the two countries in 1966.
The signing ceremony was attended by
Saudi Ambassador to Morocco Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohieddin Khojah and
the advisor at the office of the Minister of Information Dr.
During the signing ceremony, Dr. Al-Farsy
expressed his pleasure on visiting Morocco and praised the desire of
the Moroccan Minister of Culture and Communications to enhance
cooperation. He expressed the hope that the program for information
cooperation would yield good results in bilateral relations in the
information field: “We can harmonize the two information sectors in
the two countries through our joint action and prepare the ground for
meetings and joint program production, with direct or indirect
support, whether materially or not,” the Minister of Information
added. He suggested this process could be a model for future action.
In a similar speech, the Moroccan
Minister welcomed Dr. Al-Farsy and thanked him for responding to his
invitation to visit ‘his second country’, Morocco. He explained
that the talks between the two sides aimed at enhancing brotherly
cooperation between the two countries and making it a model for
information cooperation amongst Arab countries.