21 January 2013

Egypt: Chairman: SIS Is Keen to Communicate With Egypt's Expatriates

Ambassador Mohammad Badr al-Din Zayed, the chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) asserted that communication with the homeland's expatriates is a key goal of SIS, which is working hard to achieve since its establishment in 1954.

The decision of establishing SIS included supplying the Egyptian expatriate, friendly countries and delegations abroad with media materials to inform them with the State's trends, fields of progress and facing counter propaganda, Zayed said.

This came during an interview with Al-Ahram newspaper.

Responding to a question on means of communication with Egypt's sons abroad, Zayed said that SIS provides them with all electronic and paper materials in various domains, in addition to the media materials, the SIS produces a regular magazine entitled "Egypt's sons abroad".

On how to invite these Egyptians in a meeting, SIS chairman said this happens through organizing festivals or a day about Egypt in various communities abroad.

As we are keen on communicating with homeland's sons, especially with the second and third generations, the magazine compiles topics in both English and French and it is received to them via direct mail through the consulates and press bureaus abroad, Zayed said.

Asked on why SIS is keen to participate in conferences organized specifically for Egyptians living abroad, Zayed noted that there is a need to improve Egypt's image abroad and keenness to link expatriates to their homeland.

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