A Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister of Information U Maung Maung Ohn returned to Yangon on the evening of 24 September after attending the 16th Conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI), the 20th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting Responsible for Information (SOMRI) and related meeting (AMRI+3) held in Da Nang, Viet Nam, on 22 and 23 September.
During the 16th AMRI, AMRI’s ASEAN 2030 Vision Statement, Da Nang Declaration, Guideline on Countering Fake News and False News, action plans of the ASEAN Task Force on Fake News (TFFN), renewal of the 2018-2024 ASEAN-China Information and Media Cooperation working plan and ASEAN Plus Three Work Plan for Enhancing Cooperation through Information and Media 2018-2023 Renewal were approved and issued.
Myanmar is acting as the Country Coordinator on behalf of ASEAN member countries in the process of cooperation with ASEAN-China information and media.
Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn separately met with a Chinese delegation led by Deputy Head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee Mr Sun Yeli and a delegation led by Minister for the Information and Communications of Viet Nam Nguyen Manh Hung.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information U Myo Myint Maung and party attended the 20th ASEAN Senior Officials Responsible for Information (SOMRI), 7th Meeting of the ASEAN Plus Three Senior Officials Responsible for Information (7th SOMRI+3) and the 4th Meeting of the ASEAN Plus Japan Senior Officials Responsible for Information (4th SOMRI+J), which were held on 20 and 21 September. The permanent secretary also met with Mr Jose A Torres Jr, Director-General of the Philippines Information Agency, and they discussed mutual cooperation issues in the media and information sectors between the two countries.