Union Minister for Information meets Myanmar Cartoonists Association officials

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses the meeting with the Myanmar Cartoonists Association’s chairman and executive committee members at the Printing and Publishing Department in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses the meeting with the Myanmar Cartoonists Association’s chairman and executive committee members at the Printing and Publishing Department in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint held a meeting with the Myanmar Cartoonists Association’s chairman and executive committee members at the Printing and Publishing Department on Theinbyu Road in Yangon yesterday.
At the meeting, the Union Minister offered the ministry’s hall to be used at no charge if the artists hold paper reading sessions and invited the script creators to contribute their creations to the print media of the ministry, reviving the memories of famous cartoonists U Aung Shein and U Ngwe Kyi in the Mirror Daily of the ministry in the past.
The participants at the meeting also discussed the space and honorarium for cartoons in the Myanma Alin and the Mirror dailies, the possible participation of cartoon sections in the children’s literary festivals, and gave suggestions on development of youth literature, inviting foreign cartoonists, holding cartoon festivals in regions and states dedicated to peace, and the role of cartoonists in the Shwe Thwe weekly journal, published by the ministry.
The meeting came to an end with concluding remarks by the Union Minister.
The Myanmar Cartoonists Association was established in March 2016 with some 300 members. Its office is located in Room 601, Building No. 173/175 on Pansodan Road, Yangon. —MNA (Translated by KZL)

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