MPC for cooperation between journalists of India, Myanmar

YANGON,13th Sep: Myanmar Press Council (MPC) vice-chairman Dr Myo Thant Tin has stressed the importance of cooperation between journalists of India and Myanmar in order to bring development and better ties between the two neighbouring countries.

The MPC vice-chairman stated this during an interaction programme between the state media team, which is on a DIPR-conducted tour to Myanmar, and MPC held on Thursday. The MPC team comprising journalists of several media houses was led by Dr Myo Thant Tin during the interaction programme held at Buthe restaurant, Bautetaung, Yangon. Dr Myo opined that the media team from Manipur reaching out to Myanmar journalists will help in building better relationships among the journalists of the two countries.

Stating that MPC is a new body with lesser experience as compared to its Indian counterpart, he urged the media team from Manipur to extend support with their experience to the Myanmar journalists. He also expressed hope that better relationship among the journalists of the two countries will enable media in giving better suggestions and opinions to the government, which in turn will help in bringing development.

During the interaction, IPR director H Balkrishna said that this is the first DIPR-conducted press tour to any foreign country. Myanmar was chosen for the tour with the objective to build better media relationship between Manipur and Myanmar and at the same time to get better knowledge of the country following opening of the border land route recently.

He also offered special short term journalism course for Myanmar students in Imphal while adding that the course will help in providing the experience of journalism in India to the Myanmar journalists.

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