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The BRICS Media Forum was held in Beijing Liu Qibao attended the forum and delivered a speech

Submit Time:05-07-2017 | Source:People’s Daily | Zoom In | Zoom Out

  The BRICS Media Forum was held in Beijing on June 8th. Liu Qibao, member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, Secretary of the secretariat of the Communist Party of China and head of the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech entitled “Deepening Media Cooperation, Helping BRICS Countries to Develop”.

  Liu Qibao pointed out that BRICS are important representatives of emerging markets and developing countries. The BRICS mechanism is an important platform for the emerging forces to stay united. At the initial stage of the second decade of BRICS cooperation, the success of the BRICS Media Forum will create a sound environment for the 9th meeting of leaders from BRICS countries and gather strength for the cooperation and development of BRICS countries.

  Liu Qibao emphasized that media communication is a significant foundation for friendship, cooperation and mutual trust, and cultural exchanges and mutual learning. The second “golden decade” of BRICS cooperation requires the media sector to join hands and work together so as to bring BRICS countries a brighter future. The media sector of BRICS countries should uphold “openness, inclusiveness, cooperation and mutual benefits”, serve as the eternal driving force of win-win cooperation, present the bright future of BRICS countries to the world and pass on the message of confidence in BRICS countries' development. It should also nurture the ground for friendship between BRICS countries, take the responsibility of people-to-people exchanges, conduct multi-layer, all-dimensional and diversified cooperation, and serve as the pioneer of BRICS media cooperation.

  The forum with the theme “Deepening media cooperation among BRICS countries, promoting equity and justice in international media” was proposed by Xinhua and jointly initiated with the mainstream media of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa. Leaders from 27 media organizations from BRICS countries attended the forum.