Caretaker Minister of Information, Ziad Makary, on Wednesday met at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, with the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Media and Communications Sector of the League of Arab States, Ambassador Ahmed Rashid Khattabi, and members of the joint committee concerned with organizing and preparing for the celebration of “Beirut, Capital of Arab Media” for 2023.
The meeting comes in implementation of resolution 517 issued by the Council of Arab Information Ministers at its 52nd session held last year in Cairo.
The meeting discussed the program of media, cultural and artistic activities and events proposed by Lebanon to celebrate “Beirut, Capital of Arab Media” throughout the year 2023, through which the Ministry of Information is keen to “create a common space between Lebanon and its Arab brethrens, reflecting full, constant and continuous solidarity at the various levels.”
The proposals submitted by the members of the joint committee were also discussed.
Minister Makary said: “Lebanon is keen to demonstrate its Arabism through the title “Beirut, Capital of Arab Media,” adding “This title constitutes a challenge amid Lebanon’s difficult political and economic conditions; yet we have accepted this challenge. We will ensure the success of all events that will extend for a whole year.”