In his opening remarks, Kang Hoon-sik, Co-chairman of the Forum, highly valued the growing interaction between the ICAPP and people in the region through more diverse and widespread coverage of the ICAPP's activities on mass media.
Addressing the plenary session on the role played by media in building the Asian community, Nguyen Duc Luan from the CPV Central Commitee's Commission of Information and Education spoke highly of the initiative to organise a separate conference for the ICAPP’s traditional forum mechanism, along with inviting journalists to attend.
This demonstrates the ICAPP's determination to restore and promote the operation of its mechanisms after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus contributing to enhancing the role and cooperation of the media and political parties in development of each country, and accompanying the ICAPP towards the common goal of building an Asian community, he said.
Vietnam hopes the ICAPP in general, and the ICAPP Media Forum in particular, to continue to serve as a mechanism for all member parties to discuss and share measures to promote digital transformation, effectively utilise social networks, improve internet access and digital skills for people, and foster the promotion of countries' images, he stressed.
Luan affirmed that as a member of the ICAPP Standing Committee, the CPV wishes to strengthen cooperation in popularising the ICAPP's activities widely on media and among Vietnamese people from all walks of life, and at the same time, closely coordinate with the ICAPP Secretariat to further spread information about ICAPP activities on international and regional media.
At the event, participants approved two initiatives on establishing the ICAPP Media Network with the expanded participation of all political parties and media agencies in the region, and publishing ICAPP Newsletter quarterly to update ICAPP activities.
The CPV delegation actively engaged in discussions on the Forum's action programme, and had meetings with representatives of several political parties attending the event to discuss measures to promote cooperation in the future.
Established in September 2000 in Manila, the Philippines, the ICAPP serves as the largest dialogue forum of more than 350 political parties in Asia. The ICAPP Media Forum was initiated in September 2015 to promote cooperation between political parties and the media, contributing to realising ICAPP's goals of building a peaceful, stable, harmonious and prosperous community in Asia.