On the 14th of May H.E. Mr. Nie Chenxi Minister of National Radio and Television Administration, People’s Republic of China (PRC), as well as H.E. Mr. Fan Weiping, Vice Minister of National Radio and Television Administration, PRC had an official meeting with Dr.Javad Mottaghi, Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union. At this meeting, Mr. Fan Weiping and Dr. Mottaghi signed a Framework Agreement for Cooperation between The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) and The ABU.
The two organisations agreed to cooperate in a number of important areas including: policy information, news production, programme production, technical exchanges, information sharing, organising of events and human resources development. The two parties also agreed to support radio and television organisations in China in order to conduct co-productions with other ABU members, specifically with regard to documentaries and TV dramas reflecting international cooperation, under such endeavours like the Belt and Road Initiative. They also discussed the planned ABU Song Contest which will be held in Qingdao, Shandong province, China in mid October 2019.