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News number: 8711111229

18:55 | 2009-01-30

Culture

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

Iranian Culture Minister Meets Muslim Counterparts

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Culture Minister Mohammad Hossein Saffar Harandi discussed contacts between Islamic media and foreign ones with his Mauritanian, Malaysian, Saudi Arabian and Ugandan counterparts on the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) information ministers' meeting.



The information ministers of 59 OIC member states took part in the 8th gathering held on January 26th to 28th in Moroccan capital of Rabat.

The issue of Palestine and Gaza, Islamic media interaction with that of foreign countries, stimulating OIC media, reviewing OIC member states international news agency structure and digital gap among OIC members were among the major topics discussed in the session, Saffar Harandi's advisor Parviz Karami told the Iranian students news agency.

During the meeting, the members agreed that countries with strong digital capabilities help weak ones to lessen the gap, he said.

Also Iran's Saffar Harandi said the country is set to provide weak countries with facilities, he continued.

The members agreed to set up a committee to pursue the approvals made at the previous meetings which have failed to be put into action. Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Gabon will take part in the committee, Karami noted.

During the session, Gabon was agreed to host the next round of OIC meeting and Quds was selected as cultural capital of the Islamic world, he added.

Saffar Harandi also suggested setting up an OIC legal committee to pursue prosecution of Zionist regime's Gaza crimes in international courts and courts of Islamic states, Karami said.

He then offered members to make documentaries of Zionist regime's crimes in Gaza, he said.