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Sheikh Mohammed attends official ceremony to hand over title of ‘Capital of Arab Media for 2020’ to Dubai – News

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The event, held at Dubai Press Club’s new headquarters, located in One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on January 15, attended the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Press Club (DPC), which was held in the presence of Arab information ministers and prominent officials.

The event, held at DPC’s new headquarters, located in One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre, also featured the official ceremony to hand over the title of ‘Capital of Arab Media 2020’ to Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

On this occasion, Sheikh Ahmed said that throughout its history, the UAE has been keen to lend its talent and expertise to support development efforts in the Arab world. He noted that furthering the Arab region’s interests is a prime objective for the country when launching initiatives.

Sheikh Ahmed touched on the strong relationship between Dubai and the media. “We have earned the trust and confidence of regional and international media institutions through our open-approach and firm belief in the significance of the media. Today, Dubai has firmly established itself as a hub for Arab and global media. The success of our partnership with the media comes as a result of mutual respect and a shared desire to build the foundations for a better tomorrow.”

The Chairman of the Dubai Media Council expressed Dubai’s pride in being selected as the “Capital of Arab Media for 2020” by the Council of Arab Information Ministers. He further stressed that the Dubai Media Council will work to make 2020 a landmark year in the history of Arab media, noting that the next period will witness more collaborations with the Secretariat General of the Arab League.

Sheikh Ahmed paid tribute to all those who have made significant contributions to the growth of Arab media, stressing that the media is one of the sectors that powerfully touches people’s lives and contributes to shaping their future.

Mona Al Marri, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Media Council and President of Dubai Press Club, received the trophy for the ‘Capital of Arab Media for 2020’.

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