Andanar: PH and Cambodia can learn from each other in Communications

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen talk at the sidellines of the agreements following a fruitful bilateral meeting at the Peace Palace in Cambodia on December 14, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen talk at the sidellines of the agreements following a fruitful bilateral meeting at the Peace Palace in Cambodia on December 14, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday, December 14, met with Cambodia’s Minister of Information Dr. Khieu Kanharith for a tour of the Cambodian Broadcasting Service in Phnom Penh.

The two leaders had a hearty exchange of their experiences handling each government’s communication needs and challenges.

“We are very optimistic that our bilateral communications relations will grow further and promote better our two countries in the ASEAN region,” Andanar added.

Andanar expressed a grateful appreciation for the warm welcome accorded to the Philippines group by the Information minister who was joined by his own team from television and radio.

Kanharith introduced undersecretary of State Ly Vannhong, adviser of the Ministry of Information Ouk Kimseng, head of National Television of Kampuchea Kem Gunnawadh, head of Broadcasting Information Phos Sovann, head of National Radio of Kampuchea Taun Sarath, head of Administration and Finance Lim Mom, and director of International Cooperation Neavnouv Panhapiseth.

Launched in 2002, Cambodian Broadcasting Service, which employs 600 people, is touted to be Cambodia’s first modern, professional TV channel.

Andanar’s team toured the premises of CBS including its radio and TV studios.

CBS features international broadcasts to help Khmers overseas to keep in touch with their roots.

Other features are news, drama, and entertainment aimed at a young audience, with the popularity of social media also equally recognized.

Recognizing the significance of mutual cooperation, Andanar and Kanharith agree to continue their exchange in future visits to the Philippines and Cambodia.

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