Brunei-Thailand: Broadcasting & Information Cooperation
|The Permanent Secretary (Media and Cabinet) at the PMO Hj Mohd Rozan (2nd R) and Thailand’s Dr Charoon Chaisorn (R) at the opening ceremony of the 13th Joint Technical Committee Meeting. BT/Rasidah HAB|
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - BRUNEI and Thailand’s active role in the ASEAN Digital Broadcasting project is hoped to encourage ASEAN members states to work together to meet the Analogue Switch-Off (ASO) target between 2015 and 2020, said the Permanent Secretary (Media and Cabinet) of the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday.
“As we are a part of the ASEAN Community, we continue to find new ways to produce programmes to generate and enhance greater understanding of our governments’ efforts to realise the ASEAN Community by 2015,” said Hj Mohd Rozan Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos.
The permanent secretary was speaking during the opening ceremony of the 13th Joint Technical Committee Meeting under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Brunei government and the Thai government on the cooperation in the field of Broadcasting and Information held at the Rizqun International Hotel.
Hj Mohd Rozan headed the Brunei delegation for the meeting, while Thailand’s Dr Charoon Chaisorn, Deputy Director General of Public Relations Department, as the representative of the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, led the 13-member Thai delegation.
The two-day meeting will discuss broadcasting and information cooperation projects between Brunei’s Radio Televisyen Brunei and Information Department and Thailand’s National Broadcasting Services and Public Relations Department.
Brunei and Thailand signed MoU on the Cooperation in the Field of Broadcasting and Information in 2001.
Since then, the two nations have continuously collaborated in promoting social and cultural understanding through various joint activities such as exchanges of programmes production, publication, exhibition and media personnel, said Hj Mohd Rozan.
The cooperation from these activities has strengthened our countries’ relationship and the camaraderie among our two people has been enhanced, he added.
“Let our meeting today be a continuation of our never ending effort to continue this relationship by producing more exciting and informative programmes that will be able to satisfy the needs of our people; to see for themselves and to experience the richness of the economic, social, cultural and tourism development of both countries,” Hj Mohd Rozan said.
Dr Charoon represented the Joint Technical Committee Meeting on behalf of ML Panadda Diskul, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand.
“Our region and the world context have changed much over the past decade. What has not change, however, are our close relations, friendship and partnership. Our cooperation under the MoU has contributed to the building of the ASEAN Community, which will be in place late next year,” said Dr Charoon.
He added, “Our annual Joint Technical Committee Meeting provides a forum for our staff not only to discuss cooperation in the field of information and broadcasting, but also to share our ideas and experience on other issues of mutual interest.
The Brunei Times