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Submitted by moiuser3 on 18 June 2024

THE opening ceremony of the fifth Lancang-Mekong Audiovisual Week took place at Yunnan Radio and TV Station in Kunming, Yunnan Province in China, on 17 June.

The event was attended by Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn, ViceMinister of the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) Mr Yang Guorui, CPC Yunnan Provincial Committee member and Information Minister Mrs Zeng Yan, Deputy Governor of Yunnan Province People’s Government Mrs Yang Yang, senior officials from China, Myanmar, Cambodia and others Mekong countries. Officials from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka were also present at the launching ceremony.

Speaking at the event, the Union Information Minister said Myanmar maintains its relations with regional and neighbouring countries and actively participates in regional cooperation processes based on friendship, mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, mutual trust and equality. The country also enacts media law and allows motion picture development activities to be freely done in order to achieve Media Pluralism.

He continued that the stateowned MRTV signed MoUs with PRD of Thai, NRTA of China, China Media Group (CMG), GXRTV and Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and conducted staff exchange programmes, high-level representatives’ exchanges and movie broadcasting programmes.

He then called on the attendees to ensure full participation and cooperation in the future with mutual respect, trust, equality and understanding, as the Lancang-Mekong countries are as close as one family living in a community and drinking the same water from the same land.

The officials of Lancang-Mekong countries and South Asian countries pressed the electric button to inaugurate the fifth Lancang-Mekong Audiovisual Week.

Then, the traditional dances, performances, living styles and regional products of Lancang-Mekong regions, Yunnan province, South East Asia and South Asia were explained via video clips, and the event was concluded.

The fifth Lancang-Mekong Audiovisual Week was jointly hosted by the National Radio and Television Administration of China, the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province, aiming to enhance mutual understanding and trust among the peoples of China and South and Southeast Asian countries by showcasing their unique intangible cultural heritages. It also seeks to preserve, innovate, and develop the civilizations of these countries through cooperation.

The event will take place from 17 to 20 June in Kunming, Yuxi City, and other areas of China.