Guangxi (FN), Jun. 7 – On 6 June 2023, a representative of Fresh News Media attended the opening ceremony of the 2023 "ASEAN Partners" Media Cooperation Forum in Nanning, Guangxi, which was jointly held by the China Media Group (CMG) and the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Over 200 media professionals, representatives of international organizations, experts and scholars from China and ASEAN countries shared their insights on building a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future, online and offline.

During the opening ceremony, Cambodian minister of information Khieu Kanharith delivered video messages to the forum.

In his video address, minister Khieu Kanharith said that Cambodia, as the first country to sign the action plan on building a community of a shared future with China, has a long history of exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in the field of news and communication.

The Cambodian media has always maintained good exchanges and interactions with its Chinese counterpart.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Cambodian Ministry of Information and CMG signed this year will play a positive role in promoting Cambodia-China friendly relations to a new level.

It is hoped that ASEAN countries and China will continue to explore new models of cooperation, enhance the positive influence of the media, and contribute to the building of a closer community with a shared future.

On the occasion, CMG President Shen Haixiong said that China and ASEAN are linked by mountains and rivers, as well as hearts and aspirations as good neighbors, good friends and good partners. China praises the China-ASEAN cooperation, expressing high expectations for building a peaceful, safe and secure, prosperous, beautiful and amicable home, and a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future.

2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the 20th anniversary of the China-ASEAN Expo. This year's media forum is the non-session high-level forum of the 20th China-ASEAN Expo.