MOSCOW, October 19 (RIA Novosti) - Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and He Ping, the editor-in chief of the People’s Republic of China’s Xinhua News Agency, met in Amman on Saturday in order to coordinate media and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
Ensour said on Saturday that his country is seeking to establish closer media and cultural ties with China, which would complement the countries’ political and economic relationship. The Prime Minister also stated that China-Jordan relations have made significant progress, including with respect to media cooperation, since Jordan’s King Abdullah II visited the People’s Republic in 2013.
Ensour expressed hopes that Xinhua News Agency, as one of the world’s leading media conglomerates, would put more effort into covering the achievements of Jordan and other Arab nations in diverse spheres and expand the scope of positive PR for Jordan, as well as contribute to better intercultural communication between China and the Arab kingdom.
In turn, Ping vowed to further increase Xinhua’s already-strong positive media reporting of the state of affairs in Jordan in order to cement the friendship between the two nations, Xinhua reports. Later that day, Ping also had a meeting with Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, to discuss the details of Xinhua’s deeper involvement in the Middle-Eastern kingdom.
He Ping of Xinhua is currently touring the Middle East. The Chinese top media official has already visited Iran and Kuwait during the current trip.