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Director General of UNA: The media plays a pivotal role in building cooperation between the Islamic world and Russia

Kazan (UNA) - The Acting Director General of the Federation of Organization of Islamic Cooperation News Agencies, Muhammad bin Abd Rabbuh Al-Yami, affirmed that the media plays a pivotal role in building cooperation between the Islamic world and Russia, noting that the Federation has worked to strengthen media relations between member news agencies and their counterparts in Russia, and has also concluded a number Memorandums of cooperation with major media institutions in Russia.

This came during his participation on Friday (May 17, 2024) in a session dedicated to discussing prospects for cooperation and dialogue between the Russian Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, within the work of the “Kazan Forum 2024” held in Kazan, Tatarstan.

Al-Yami explained that these partnerships allowed the Union to organize many programs and training courses for the benefit of media professionals in member states, and to hold a number of forums and conferences to discuss various issues related to strengthening cooperation between Russia and the Islamic world, especially in the media field.

Al-Yami praised the role of the Permanent Mission of Russia to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in coordinating cooperation between the Union and Russian media institutions, based on its deep awareness of the message of true diplomacy as a communicative activity that includes various fields, especially the cultural and communication fields.

Representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and its bodies spoke during the session, including the Director General of Political Affairs in the Organization’s General Secretariat, Muhammad Salah al-Din Taqiyeh, the Acting Director of the Media Department in the Organization’s General Secretariat, Dr. Abdul Hamid Salehi, and Murad Yandiyev from the Islamic Development Bank.

Natalia Tartinova from the Permanent Mission of Russia to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation also spoke on behalf of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Daudov Turku.

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