ACC Secretary-General Chen Dehai Attended Lancang-Mekong International Video & Photography Week 2022

source:ASEAN-China Centre Chinese

The Lancang-Mekong International Video & Photography Week 2022, with the theme of “Drinking Water from the Same River, the Light and Image Shining on Lancang-Mekong Area”, was held in Zadoi County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province from 9 to 12 August 2022. Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), attended and addressed the opening ceremony.

Secretary-General Chen Dehai mentioned that, the Lancang-Mekong River is a natural link connecting China and the five countries in the Indo-China Peninsula, nourishing more than 300 million people in this region and nurturing glorious human civilisation. Lancang-Mekong bears witness to the long history of people living in the region, drinking water from the same river, and their fate being closely connected. Since the establishment of the mechanism of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation in 2016, the six countries have been working hand in hand, forging ahead in unity. Now the Lancang-Mekong development and cooperation has entered the fast track, making important contributions to promoting the regional stability and prosperity. Mekong countries are important ASEAN Member States, and also close partners of ACC. ACC will continue to actively support Qinghai Province and Mekong countries to deepen exchanges and cooperation, facilitating the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation to be more practical, stable and far-reaching, and making unremitting efforts to build an even closer ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

The International Video & Photography Week was co-hosted by China New Service, Foreign Affairs Office and Information Office of Qinghai Provincial Government, CPC Zadoi County Committee and County Government of Zadoi. Representatives from ACC, Lao Embassy in China, Royal Thai Embassy in China, China Institute of International Studies, China Foreign Affairs University, and photographers, mainstream media journalists, and guests from cultural circle from Lancang-Mekong countries were invited to attend the event. The main activities were video-taking and photo-snapping in the Lancang-Mekong basin, which aims to explore the natural ecosystem, local culture, and folk customs.