On June 29 local time, the inauguration ceremony of the House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists was held in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. Tian Yuhong, Excutive Secretary of the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA), and Snezhana Todorova, President of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, signed a memorandum of understanding and jointly inaugurated the House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists. Jiang Yu, Special Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for China-CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) Cooperation, and Dong Xiaojun, Chinese Ambassador to Bulgaria, addressed the ceremony. Senior officials of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as guests and representatives of the press from both countries attended the event.
Tian Yuhong (right), Excutive Secretary of ACJA, and Snezhana Todorova, President of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, signing the memorandum of understanding on the establishment of the House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists in Sofia.
A group photo of some participants in the inauguration ceremony of the House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists
In her address, Jiang Yu noted that journalism is one of the important areas of cooperation between China and CEE countries. Both Chinese and Bulgarian journalists should keep expanding the space for cooperation, turn the House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists into a new platform for better communication and cooperation, which will make new contributions to the enhancement of mutual understanding and friendship between China and Bulgaria, as well as between China and CEE countries. Dong Xiaojun stressed in his speech the importance of journalistic exchange and cooperation between the two countries. Journalists from both countries are encouraged to give full play to their respective advantages to improve the mutual understanding between the two peoples, and to facilitate people-to-people exchanges for further bilateral cooperation on all fronts.
Tian Yuhong applauded the nearly four-decade sincere cooperation between the ACJA and the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, as well as the long-lasting friendship between the two parts. The newly established House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists will not only further deepen the journalistic exchange and cooperation between China and Bulgaria, but also become an essential platform for media exchange and cooperation between China and CEE countries. Todorova, for her part, indicated that the House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists is the result of nearly 40 years of friendly cooperation between journalists’ organizations of the two countries. The two sides are expected to make new contributions to the friendly relations between the two countries by carrying out extensive exchange activities and cooperation projects under this mechanism.
Inauguration of the House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists in Sofia.
The House of Chinese-Bulgarian Journalists serves as a platform for communication and cooperation between journalists from the two countries, and it represents an important window for these journalists to enhance mutual understanding, learn from each other and share information in pursuit of common development. The mechanism will provide support and assistance for journalists from both countries to do their reporting in each other’s countries, and jointly organize activities such as seminars, training programs and mutual visits, and displays of works. The platform will also facilitate China-CEE journalistic cooperation and foster mutual learning of civilizations and people-to-people relations. At the inauguration ceremony, the House of China-Bulgaria Journalists launched its first joint project – The Promise of Rose – to collect video works. The activity, sponsored by the ACJA, the Union of Bulgarian Journalists and the Information Office of Shandong Province, aims at collecting pictures, short videos and other works from China, Bulgaria, and other countries with a view to vividly showing the beauty of roses and the charm of culture and fostering cultural exchange and mutual learning between the two countries.
* Source: All-China Journalists Association official WeChat account