H.E Mr. Osama Heikal, Egypt Minister of State for Information, participated in the activities of the International Government Communication Forum held in Sharjah UAE on the 4th and 5th March 2020 at the Sharjah Expo Center.
In this forum, Heikal discusses the Arab societies media image as regarded by the West, in a ministerial meeting for information organized by the Sharjah Press Club. H.E. Ali Bin Hamad El-Remeihy, the Bahraini Minister of Information and H.E Amjad El-Adayla, the Jordanian Minister of State for Information and the Jordanian Government spokesperson attended the symposium that was hosted by the announcer Sherif Amer.
The Forum activities were inaugurated by His Royal Highness Sheikh and Professor Sultan Al-Kassemy, Sharjah Ruler on Wednesday morning in the presence of the Arab ministers of information and a number of high-ranking public figures from all over the world.
The forum included several sessions such as the speech of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan Bin Talal, President of the Arab Thought Forum in Jordan; an inspirational word – A Story of a mind that doesn’t know the impossible by professor Talal Abu Ghazala, President of Talal Abu Ghazala’s International Thought Organization; Reputation Enhancement : Actions speak louder by H.E. Juan Santos, President of Columbia (2010-2018) and the winner of the Nobel Prize for peace in 2016; Transcontinental Cultures by Irina Bokova, former UNESCO president and Omar Ghabash, the Emirati Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The Int. Government Communication Forum is considered one of the initiatives organized by the Sharjah Government media office annually as the activities of its first round were launched in 2012. The forum is considered the biggest gathering in the region to discuss the best international methods of government communication. The forum is keen to create a reliable platform for dialogue and discuss the best methods of government communication applied worldwide to improve governmental performance and means of communication between the governments and the public.