A media cooperation forum between China and Arabic countries was held in Guangzhou on April 23 – 26.
Jointly hosted by the Information Office of the State Council of China and the secretariat of the League of Arab States, the forum was attended by media officials, heads of major media, experts in media and economics, business leaders and other officials from China and Arabic countries. They held discussions on enhancing media cooperation and promoting trade of both sides during the forum.
The participants were invited to a banquet in the evening of April 24 by Gan Xin, head of the Publicity Department of CPC Guangzhou Committee.They have also visited some local attractions during the forum, including the Canton Fair, Huaisheng Mosque, Beijing Road Pedestrian Street, and the Pearl River cruise. They were fascinated by the exquisite exhibits in the fair, and impressed by the magnificence of the fair complex. In Huaisheng Mosque and Beijing Road, they gained a deeper understanding of Guangzhou's history and culture. During the cruise on the Pearl River, they enjoyed the scenes very much, as well as the Cantonese Opera and Guangdong folk music performed on the cruise ship.
(By Lynus Tan, Richard Glauert)