TV Peru programs and documentaries will be broadcast on Chinese television, National Institute of Radio and Television (IRTP) Chairman Hugo Coya announced on Friday.
Announcement was made on the sidelines of a visit paid by Tong Gang, Deputy Director of the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
The Chinese delegation also comprised television, radio and press senior executives.
The decision to broadcast Peruvian television programs enters into force as part of the provisions contained in the agreements signed between Peru and People’s Republic of China during President Kuczynski’s trip to the Asian country last September.
In statements to Andina news Agency, Coya said this visit constitutes the first step towards implementing such agreements, whose purpose is to foster the rapprochement between both nations and knowledge of their culture and art.
“This visit [Tong Gang’s] marks the start of implementation of the agreements inked on the sidelines of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski trip to China in September,” IRTP Chairman affirmed.
“Thanks to them [the deals], for instance, major Chinese television channels will broadcast TV Peru programs in Mandarin, English and Spanish,” he added.
In a meeting that lasted almost an hour, IRTP Chairman and the Chinese Deputy Director reiterated their commitment to making co-productions that might include tourism-related programs, documentaries and even movies.
Likewise, they committed to promote cooperation in providing technical assistance, training and technology.
“A Chinese television team is currently in Cusco and Arequipa shooting a documentary on Peru, in a bid to increase Chinese visits to our country,” Coya affirmed.
The gathering also featured IRTP General Manager Felipe Berninzon and Press Manager Jose Vargas.
The Chinese delegation is part of an advance party aimed at monitoring preparations for President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Peru within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in November.
Following APEC Summit, the Chinese leader will remain in Lima to pay a state visit in response to Kuczysnki’s trip to the Asian giant, which was his first international state visit after taking office on July 28.
Source : andina.com.pe