JAKARTA, Indonesia Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday participated in the High-Level Conference on ASEAN-China Media Cooperation, seeking to further strengthen cooperation in combating disinformation and deepen mutual understanding and trust in the region.
Andanar, who co-chairs the conference with China, said the high-level meeting would promote not only a closer Asean-China community, but also an environment free of fake news.
"We shall continue our endeavor to bring out what is real, what is truthful. That we will fight fake news," Andanar said in his meeting with National Radio and Television Administration Vice Minister Fan Wei Ping before the High Level Conference on Asean-China Media Cooperation at the Hotel Mulia Senayan here.
We can continue our cooperation in the areas of telling true stories," Andanar said, noting that it may be in the form of information-sharing, workshops, seminars, and personnel exchanges, among others.
Andanar opened the High Level Conference on Asean-China Media Cooperation meeting with Fan, expressing Asean and China's gratitude in both sides' support in promoting the convergence of media in the region.
"We look forward not only to stronger regional media cooperation but also to a deeper level of trust and understanding. The Asean-China partnership has been mutually beneficial as both sides learn from each other's experiences and best practices," the PCOO chief said.
The agenda of the meeting includes the presentation of the Draft Joint Statement on Strengthening Media Exchanges and Cooperation Between Asean and China, and the presentation of the Five-Year Plan for Asean-China Audio-Visual Communications Cooperation 2020-2024.
"May the views exchanged here be a catalyst for better ties, and media exchanges between Asean and China," Andanar said.
"We look forward to more Asean-China cooperation activities in the information and media sector, and for the rest of this 'Year of Media Exchanges,' and for the succeeding years," he added.
Andanar is the Asean Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) Leader of the Philippines.
On Wednesday (July 24), the Philippines will participate in the Asean-China High-Level Media Forum, which seeks to gather information/media officials and representatives from Asean and China to discuss possible areas of cooperation in the media industry amid the digital age. (PR)
Source: Philippines News Agency