Caretaker Minister of Information Ziad Al-Makary, participated in the opening of the International Strategic Communication Summit “Stratcom” in Istanbul, along with the Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, the media official in the Turkish Presidency, Fakhr al-Din Altun, and two Turkish officials, in addition to the Lebanese Consul in Istanbul, Mazen Kabbara.
The opening session included a video message sent by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the summit and another message from the Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming.
Minister Al-Makary delivered a speech at the beginning of the second day of the summit in which he condemned “Israel’s killing of Lebanese journalists in the south,” calling for “reducing hate speech and fake news by involving youth, technology, social media, and politicians as well in this process.”
In this context, the Minister visited the headquarters of TRT Television, where he was received by the Deputy Director General of the TRT Arabi Network, Omar Farouk Tanriverdi, the Director of TRT Arabi Channel, Ibrahim Kilic, and News Director, Firas Naseer.
During the meeting, the minister discussed with conferees the possibility of cooperation at the media level.
The Minister of Information toured the center of the Presidential State Archives Directorate, where he was briefed on the Ottoman archives, and touched on the issue of organizing joint exhibitions related to the audiovisual archives within the framework of valuing the archives of the Ministry of Information and Lebanon Television.