The work of the 98th regular session of the standing committee for Arab Media kicked off on Monday as part of the activities of the 16th regular session of the meetings of the Executive Office of the Arab Information Ministers Council, which the Palestinian issue tops its agenda, along with many vital media issues. At the beginning of his speech during the opening ceremony, Minister of Information and Culture and the Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi conveyed the greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, to the participants and their wishes that the work of the current session will be a success that serve the goals and aspirations of the Arab nation.

In his speech, Al-Mutairi said that the Palestinian issue tops the agenda of the current session, showing the official and well-known Kuwaiti stance in support of the Palestinian people until they obtain their full legitimate rights in an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international references, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative (API). He stressed the keenness of the ministry of Information in Kuwait to follow up, monitor and publish news of the Palestinian issue daily through its official media channels, to reflect the commitment of Kuwait to the Arab media strategy emanating from the League of Arab States and its principles, which is at the forefront of the Palestinian cause and API