Egyptian Ambassador meets Fawad Chaudhry

By Abid Siddique Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD : Egyptian Ambassador to Pakistan Tariq Dehrug has called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. And co-production in the field of joint production will not only strengthen cultural ties but also strengthen fraternal ties.


The Federal Minister also proposed to hold a virtual meeting between the Film Producers Association of Pakistan and Egypt to discuss cooperation in the field of feature films. He expressed his desire to facilitate Arabic dubbing for dubbing of Pakistani programs. During the meeting, the possibility of exchanging tele-dramas between the two countries was discussed. Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain informed the Egyptian Ambassador that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was finalizing the draft Memorandum of Understanding between Pakistan and Egypt for cooperation in the fields of radio and TV.


This will pave the way for the exchange of visits of technicians and artists from both the countries. During the meeting, the two sides also agreed on media co-operation and the arrangement of telephone communication between the Federal Minister of Information and his Egyptian counterpart, Director High Council of Media Egypt. The Federal Minister of Information informed the Egyptian Ambassador that the government was taking steps to establish a Media University to provide education and training in film, media and performing arts. The Egyptian Ambassador welcomed the proposal of the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting regarding a joint venture between Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the field of film. They also agreed to co-operate on joint religious programs proposed by the Federal Minister of Information. The Egyptian ambassador said that Egyptian scholars are already working with Pakistan for this.


He said that a memorandum of understanding was awaited for TV and radio cooperation between the two countries.

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