Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017
China and Laos will enhance their cooperation in information, culture and tourism field in the coming years. Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Savankhone Razmountry and Chinese Consul General in northern Laos’ Luang Prabang Li Baoguang, made the pledge at an annual meeting on information and media work in northern Laos.
The two sides exchanged views on promotion of information, culture and tourism cooperation in the six provinces of northern Laos.
In 2015, China launched Laos’ first satellite which has greatly improved the broadcasting conditions of Laos radio and television. In 2014, Laos’ state television and China central television, China’s Guangxi broadcasting station signed a cooperation agreement on strengthening exchanges of video data and live signals, Lao officials said.
More Chinese tourists have also seen visiting Laos, which affected the revenue amount of Lao tourism industry significantly. According to Lao media report, in 2016, 70,000 out of a total of 640,000 person-times which visited Luang Prabang were Chinese tourists. Bilateral economic, trade and personnel exchanges are expected to further increase on the completion of China-Laos railway in 2021.
Promoting bilateral exchanges and cooperation in information, culture and tourism will certainly help to bring in more revenue in both the countries.