The Director of AIBD, Mrs. Philomena Gnanapragasam, called on the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Malaysia, H.E Mahmoud Hussein Saeed Qattan in Kuala Lumpur on 6th April 2021. The meeting was part of the series of courtesy visits that the AIBD Director is making to enhance cooperation with its members and partners.
The Director highlighted that Saudi Arabia has been an active member of AIBD for a long time and appreciated the efforts in supporting the activities of AIBD. She also mentioned the success of 10th Asia Media Summit which was organised in Jeddah in 2014.
The discussion focused AIBD’s recent initiatives and activities regarding health journalism, and empowering the traditional media in the era of social media.
H.E Mahmoud Qattan mentioned that AIBD should play an important role in intergovernmental activities and the Royal Embassy will support the institute. He also highlighted that how Saudi Arabia is managing it’s national and international initiatives in this ongoing pandemic. He mentioned that despite there are many travel restrictions around the world, but people around the globe have come closer because of virtual meetups, e-summits and webinars.