AIBD Appreciates Cambodia’s Chairmanship of First Virtual Extraordinary EXBO Meeting

AKP Phnom Penh, October 19, 2020 —

The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) has spoken highly of Cambodia’s chairmanship of the recent extraordinary Executive Board (EXBO) meeting.

“On behalf of the Secretariat, I would like to thank you for steering well the first ever virtual ‘extraordinary EXBO meeting’ on Oct. 14, 2020. It was your impeccable experience and wisdom that such an international meeting from many nationalities could be handled with ease and perfection,” wrote Ms. Philomena Gnanapragasan, Director of AIBD in her letter to H.E. Has Sam Ath, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Information of Cambodia.

“I would also like to congratulate you for the extension of your Chairmanship until the General Conference in Laos. I look forward to receiving your wise guidance and directions. It gives us renewed strength and hope to work harder and strive for the better, despite the challenging times,” she added.

“This is the first time that we have had good representations during the EXBO meeting. We had also invited observers, as is the practice, from France, Korea and Saudi Arabia as well. They are also our active members and have been supportive of all our activities and initiatives,” she said.

The EXBO is composed of ten member countries, including Maldives, Bhutan, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, and the chair Cambodia. The EXBO meeting on Oct. 14 agreed that the Asian Media Summit (AMS) 2021 was delayed to 2022 as the COVID-19 situation has not yet improved while the 46th AIBD General Conference scheduled for 2020 was postponed to 2021 in Luang Prabang, Laos.

By C. Nika