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Media’s tourism reports a focus at Mekong-Lancang Cooperation summit

Regional news media personnel will benefit from three-day talks with Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)’s counterparts in the capital on topics including new media and how to best report and promote the region’s tourism industry.
Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT) in cooperation with China People’s Daily Newspaper will host the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Media Forum from July 1-3.

Representatives of some 39 media agencies from China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam will attend.
“The forum in Vientiane shall continue the discussion on topics of new media and reporting to promote region’s tourism industry; cooperation approved during Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Media Forum 2017 in Beijing, China,” Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Savankhone Razmountry told the press conference at his office yesterday. The forum was a co-chair between Lao MICT and China People’s Daily Newspaper as the Lao PDR was the co-chair with the People’s Republic of China on Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) for the period of 2018-2020, Mr Savankhone explained.
He stressed that forum would continue discussion and reviews following on from the statement at the Lancang-Mekong River Media Forum 2017 in Beijing that sees Mekong countries focusing on maintaining peaceful developments in the region.
Decreasing gaps in development and encouraging economic progress would be an important factor in pushing the GMS nations’ development. Encouraging understanding and cooperation exchange among people in Lancang-Mekong River, Mr Savankhone added the summit would provide the chance for sub-regional media personnel to discuss and absorb lessons and exchange views on news production in various reporting aspects.
Such techniques and enhanced cooperation would contribute to development while sharing benefits together. After three days of the forum in Vientiane, 74 participants from Mekong countries would continue their visit and proceed to the UNESCO-registered world heritage sites in Luang Prabang and Champasak provinces.
China initiated the LMC and in 2015 and the first summit took place in Sanya, China in 2016.
The first summit identified three pillars of cooperation, namely: politics and security; economics and sustainable development, and; society, culture and people-to-people exchanges.



By Times Reporters
(Latest Update
June 28,
2018


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