The MoU goals are realistic and doable. They stem mainly from
the will of both sides to face media challenges in the Arab petroleum
industry, in addition to realising the importance of joint action to
convey the required message by supporting unified efforts.
An important goal, among others, is developing the skills of
those working in the Arab petroleum media through organising
workshops, seminars, and conferences, as well as, exchanging visits
and expertise, allocating excellence awards and launching joint
media campaigns and creating networks for easier communication
between expertise in the member countries. This is in addition
to improving libraries and database exchange and promoting the
activities of both sides.
The close bilateral ties between OAPEC and the GCC Council
represent a unique pattern of constructive cooperation between the
Arab joint action organisations. The story behind it goes back to when
the GCC Council was first launched in 1981. These long years witnessed
organising various joint seminars, workshops, exchanged visits, and
continued coordination on energy, environment, and climate change
issues in collaboration with other concerned organisations.
Both organisations’ member countries have many shared
values and similarities including history, future prospects, customs
and traditions, significant geographic loca
as well as, a number of similarities in economic legislations and
administrative systems. This goes hand in hand with essential
reliance on oil and gas industry as a main economic pillar and source
of national income.
Having witnessed the signing of the petroleummedia MoU, OAPEC
Secretariat General would extend sincere thanks to HE Al Zayyani for
his visit to our headquarters and hopes to create the atmosphere for
executing the clauses of this MoU within the framework of developing
the Arab petroleum industry.