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Yemen, Turkey discuss media cooperation

Yemen, Turkey discuss media cooperation

[22/June/2014]



SANA'A, June 22 (Saba)- Minister of Information Nasr Taha Mustafa discussed on Sunday with Turkish ambassador to Yemen Fazli Çorman the cooperation between the two countries in the media field.

At the meeting, Mustafa affirmed the durability of the fraternal relations between Yemen and Turkey, expressing his aspiration to improve the level of cooperation between the media in the two countries.

The Turkish ambassador confirmed his country's keenness to develop and expand the existing bilateral cooperation with Yemen in all fields, including the areas of information.

He expressed regret for the hostile campaign adopted by some of the Yemeni media against Turkey through distorting the reality of its positions in support of Yemen.

In this regard, the Information Minister commended the positions of Turkey in support of Yemen and its security and stability, unity, as well as the Turkish efforts to support the transition process in Yemen.

Mustafa expressed regret for any media practices seeking to abuse any brotherly or friendly country, explaining that the Information Ministry does not bear responsibility for what is published in the unofficial media.

The minister pointed out that the democratic and pluralistic climate and the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the law ,including the freedom of press, has made the ceiling of freedom is high, which is being exploited unfortunately by some media and news websites online.

At the same time, Mustat noted that the Press and Publications Law guaranteed the right of reply for any party or person affected by false information published about him and the right to resort to the judiciary to file a lawsuit against the media that published the false information.

The minister called on all media to investigate the accuracy and objectivity in what is published and to avoid everything that disturbs the relations between Yemen and brotherly and friendly countries

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