Information Minister, Melhem Riachi, currently on an official visit to Egypt, met with Arab League Secretary General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, at the League’s headquarters.

Minister Riachy is currently in Egypt to partake in the 48th session of the Arab Information Ministers’ Council.

Riachi and Aboul Gheit reportedly discussed an array of affairs related to the League and Arab causes.

On emerging, Riachi said he had profound talks with Aboul Gheit over the current situation in the region and the status of media in specific.

Riachi underlined the substantial need for the enhancement of media work in Lebanon and the Arab world, in a way to convey the truthful, authentic image of the region to the world and to shed light on our shared values.

On the other hand, Riachi visited the Supreme Council for the Regulation of Media, where he met with the Council’s head, Makram Mohamed Ahmed, in the presence of the head of the Egyptian National Media Body, Abdel Fattah al-Jabali, Information Ministry Director General, Hassan Falah, National News Agency (NNA) Director, Laure Sleiman, Minister’s Advisor, Antoine Eid, and Minister’s Secretary Awwad Tabet.

In the wake of the meeting, Riachi said that they discussed issues of mutual concern between Lebanon and Egypt, with full readiness for cooperation between the two countries in the field of media.

Riachi lauded the longstanding media relations between Lebanon and Egypt, pledging further efforts for the advancement of these ties.

Ahmed, for his part, applauded the deeply entrenched relations between the Lebanese and Egyptian press, voicing readiness to further enhance media relations and encourage new prospects of cooperation.

Later, Riachi and his accompanying delegation visited the State Information Service (SIS) and met with its Chairman, Diaa Rashwan, over an array of media affairs.

Source: National News Agency