Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2022 – Following the announcement of the launch of a new TV channel and digital platform, Tony Khalife discloses in a short video his new media project, which comes to light before the end year. “Al Mashhad” so named because for every story, act, viewpoint, and event, there is a SCENE, i.e., Mashhad, the platform will broadcast from Dubai, UAE. The platform is a media forum for Arab youth where they can communicate their voice and express their thoughts and views. The new media project incorporates political TV shows, social talk shows, and satire TV shows built on Arab reality and the surrounding scene. Social media will have a prominent place in the Channel’s shows, confirms Tony Khalife. Khalife has shared that viewers and interested individuals can follow closely and stay updated with the pre-launch preparations on announcing and revealing the platform’s name. The platform will continue to announce prominent names that have joined Al Mashhad’s team, handpicked from other well-known media channels. Al Mashhad has a strong digital presence with updates and news found across all Al Mashhad’s social media platforms, namely Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube, including the Channel’s official website. Please see below the link to the video for launching Al Mashhad: https://we.tl/t-iOHuD1HoBD -ENDS- About Al Mashhad Al Mashhad is a privately owned, independent multi-platform news channel spearheaded by renowned journalist and talk show presenter Tony Khalife along with a cohort of investors. A new innovative platform that pushes the boundaries and delivers brave and edgy content that maximizes the evolution of technology by mixing television and digital broadcasting, Al Mashhad is a digital-first concept set to launch in 2022. Al Mashhad aims to fill a gap to inform and engage younger generations and capitalizes on the generational shift towards digital consumption in the region. Led by an exceptional team of industry professionals, who are creating compelling content that presents issues of importance to Arabic viewers in a bold and refreshing way, Al Mashhad will offer a variety of programs. The content includes a new talk show hosted by Tony Khalife featuring opinionated personalities exploring issues of Arab and international importance. The platform seeks to cater to different audiences across the MENA region and will also run content ranging from News, Sports, High Tech and Social talk shows to general Entertainment, Documentaries and Satire shows. With correspondents and journalists based all around the world, true to its name, Al Mashhad will offer a holistic and unique view tailored and curated for the Arab viewer. Moreover, Al Mashhad’s programming look to elicit different opinions and further enrich content through engaging with the Arab audience across Al Mashhad’s social media platform.

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Delegation led by the Minister of Economy comprises a number of UAE government and private sector representatives

Abu Dhabi:

A high-level UAE delegation headed by H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, will be visiting the Kingdom of Morocco tomorrow (Thursday, 9 June 2022) to explore prospects for enhanced cooperation in the next phase. The meetings will also help explore promising investment opportunities in the markets of the two countries and strengthen them during the next phase, ensuring growth and prosperity for the people of the two fraternal countries.

The visit aims to promote cooperation between the business communities of the two countries and motivate the private sector and entrepreneurs to contribute further to the development of the trade and economic partnership between the UAE and Morocco. In addition, the visit will see meetings with a number of Moroccan ministers, senior government officials, and representatives of the private sector, apart from an interactive session on future investment opportunities, organized by the ‘Investopia’ summit. The session will bring together a number of companies, businesspersons, investors, entrepreneurs, and SMEs from the two countries to learn about new opportunities for building development and sustainable partnerships. These will help elevate the strategic relations between the two countries to higher levels of cooperation and integration, as well as utilize Investopia’s global experience in the development of economic and commercial sectors in Morocco.

The cooperation sectors are scheduled to be discussed during this visit, as they are the key drivers of the development of the two countries’ relations in the next phase. These sectors primarily include energy and renewable energy, industry, trade, and mining, tourism and infrastructure, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), food security, transport and logistics, agricultural technology, entrepreneurship, and other sectors supporting the future economy.

Furthermore, H.E. Saeed Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the UAE to the Kingdom of Morocco, will be attending the delegation’s meetings there. The visiting UAE delegation comprises several government entities including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry; and the UAE International Investors Council; along with representatives of a number of private sector institutions and investment companies in the country. These include Sharaf Group, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar), LIFCO, and Global Jet Technic.

The UAE-Morocco non-oil trade reached AED 3.1 billion in 2021, achieving a 44% growth compared to 2020.