Thailand and China step up cooperation on news and mass media

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Public Relations Department (PRD) and China’s Xinhua News Agency are working to improve their cooperation in news and mass media with the aim of promoting connection between the peoples of both nations.

Officials from the PRD and Xinhua News Agency recently met with Lin Hao, the head of Xinhua’s Bangkok office, who represents the Chinese news agency, during a technical committee meeting chaired by PRD Deputy Director-General Sudruethai Lertkasem, NNT reports.

The meeting began with a message of condolences to the families of the victims of the China Eastern Boeing 737 plane crash in China.

The PRD deputy chief said the meeting served as a platform for both sides to review their achievements over the past year and discuss future content to promote better understanding and ties.

Sudruethai also asked Xinhua to help report on Thailand’s readiness and capabilities to host Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings this year.

In addition, the meeting discussed the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PRD and Xinhua News Agency, which governs their ongoing cooperation.

The meeting also discussed Thailand’s handling of the COVID-19 situation and reopening the kingdom to tourists.

The signing of a memorandum of understanding on agreed issues between the PRD and Xinhua will take place at the next official meeting.

PRD Deputy Director-General Sudruethai later gave an overview of the meeting, which focused on cooperation between press representatives from both countries as well as promoting APEC issues.

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