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BBC hails Sisi’s remarks in discussions with foreign media at WYF

Wednesday، 14 November 2018 - 12:31 PM
BBC hails Sisi’s remarks in discussions with foreign media at WYF

The  BBC delegation on Tuesday 13/11/2018 hailed remarks made by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi during a long discussion with foreign correspondents on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum (WYF) that lasted from November 3 to 6 in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh.

This came during a meeting between Head of the State Information Service (SIS) Diaa Rashwan and the BBC delegation led by Regional Manager for the Middle East Sarah Huff and Head of the Correspondents Department at BBC Arabic in London, Bassam Andari.

During the meeting, the BBC delegation members expressed their gratitude of ongoing effective cooperation with SIS, saying they seek further media cooperation with the Egyptian body.

The BBC looks forward to getting more information on the latest political and economic developments in Egypt, in line with professional rules governing the work of foreign correspondents, the delegation said. 

The BBC gathers news reports through direct contact with officials, asserting that the British broadcaster has no political agenda and does not rely on social media when spreading news about the countries, where it works.

The British media group commended President Sisi's initiative to organize periodic discussions between foreign correspondents and Egypt's officials, notably the prime minister.

For his part, Rashwan said that Egypt has been paying great attention to the work of foreign correspondents, with a view to conveying the real picture of the country's political and economic developments to world public opinion.

Also, he cited an increase in the number of foreign correspondents residing in Cairo, as they reached about 1,350 accredited journalists at SIS media center in 2018.

The media center monthly receives at least 20 foreign media delegations from around the world, primarily the BBC, he noted.


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