Journalists' association to have a branch office in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, has instructed that the former premises of the Emirates News Agency (Wam) in Abu Dhabi be given to the Dubai-based UAE Journalists' Association (UAEJA) to enable it carry out its mission in serving the country and journalists alike.

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Published: Wed 18 Jan 2006, 10:05 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:58 PM

Wam building will be the seat of the Association in the capital.

The gesture stems out of Shaikh Abdullah's firm belief in the vital role of the Association in serving the country.

UAEJA Chairman Mohammed Yusouf praised Shaikh Abdullah for his unstinted support for the body.

“Shaikh Abdullah's great support and encouragement have been very instrumental in pushing activities of the Association forward. His care is a big boost to journalists in the new year,” he added.

Mohammed Yusouf noted that the new branch in Abu Dhabi would allow the Association to expand its activities and programmes towards its members in the capital.

“Members in Abu Dhabi will keep in touch in a way that they can exchange expertise and skills,” he said.

The UAE Journalists' Association, Abu Dhabi will welcome its members after maintenance work and fittings are completed in the coming weeks.

''A new administrative body will be elected in March to run the branch in Abu Dhabi," he disclosed.

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