Ministries and Authorities Praise MoI’s Government Communication Efforts and Practices

Abu Dhabi, 13th February, 2015 (WAM) — Delegations representing a number of ministries and government authorities visited the Security Media Department’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi and praised the efforts and practices of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in the field of government communication. The visit falls in line with the internal benchmarking workshops, designed to review the best practices adopted at the MoI, in addition to its experience in the field of government and social communication. The visiting delegations included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Community Development in addition to the Federal Demographic Structure Council and the Emirates Identity Authority.

Colonel Saeed Al Khajah, Deputy Director Security Media Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior briefed the visiting delegations on the strategic objectives of government communication at the Security Media Department, which include maintaining public confidence promoting security and safety ensuring readiness to provide decision-makers with the necessary support fostering effective communication skills, and building competencies.

Colonel Al Khajah also discussed the Security Media Department’s vision in the field of government communication (2014-2016), which aims at making the UAE one of the most secure and safe countries in the world. He also explained that the others goals sought by the Security Media Department is striving efficiently and effectively to enhance the quality of life for the UAE community by providing security, traffic and reform services ensuring the safety of lives and property.

Colonel Al Khajah also referred to the efforts exerted by the Security Media Department in strengthening the concepts of communication with all society segments by providing high quality services according to the best international standards, via the various communication channels (audio-visual and print media) and social media. He also explained that the government communication practices adopted at the Security Media Department have earned it the Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award for the Best Practice in the area of government communication.