Myanmar to host ASEAN SCI meeting from 5 to 8 March

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Union Minister Dr Pe Myint delivers the opening speech at coordination meeting to host the 19th meeting of the ASEAN Sub-Committee of Information. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Information held a coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to host the 19th meeting of the ASEAN Sub-Committee of Information (SCI).
The meeting was opened with an address by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint.
It was also attended by Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, Directors Generals and Managing Directors of the departments and enterprises operating under the Ministry of Information, and representatives of the Yangon Regional Government.
Also present were representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs; Home Affairs; Religious Affairs and Culture; Transport and Communications; Labour, Immigration and Population; Health and Sports; Planning and Finance; and Hotels and Tourism, as well as other invited guests.
Leaders of the ASEAN had announced the Bali Concord-II declaration on 7 October 2003 to establish the ASEAN community by 2020.
The ASEAN charter was signed in Singapore on 20 November 2007.
The SCI meeting is held to review resolutions related to the information sector in ASEAN summits and other meetings, present new project proposals for the next fiscal year, negotiate for the ASEAN Cultural Fund, make financial rules and select a host country for the next meeting.
The 19th meeting will be held from 5 to 8 March at the Sky Star Hotel in Yangon.
During the coordination meeting, Director-General of the Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) U Myint Htwe reported on the preparations for hosting the 19th SCI meeting.
Director of MRTV U Zeyar reported on the preparations and establishment of the leading committee, work committee and sub-committees for hosting the meeting successfully.
The participants at the meeting also discussed accommodation, transport, communication, security, the opening ceremony and medical coverage for the delegates from the ASEAN countries.
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun also discussed preparations for transport and food for the delegates.
The coordination meeting came to an end with concluding remarks by Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint.

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