KUALA LUMPUR — The eleventh Conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI-11) ended here yesterday with a statement acknowledging that social media was emerging as the fastest growing medium of communication in the region.
Themed Media: Connecting People and Bridging Cultures towards One ASEAN Community, the conference discussed the emergence of modern communication tools to disseminate information on ASEAN and the ASEAN Community.
Ministers agreed on the need to promote the role of mass media, including the application of social media and digital communication, to disseminate information on the ASEAN community, spreading social values and regional identity.
Head of the Vietnamese delegation, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung, said the role of communication in regional connection was to help create an active ASEAN that shared challenges for mutual benefit and peace.
Since joining ASEAN, Viet Nam has contributed much to the organisation's development. The country has also created television programmes, cultural and exchange activities with other ASEAN nations to help build an ASEAN Community of unity, co-operation, friendship.
The next AMRI will be held in Myanmar in 2014. — VNS