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Indo Lebanon Cultural Forum Inaugurated at ICMEI

NOIDA, India, November 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry is more than happy to announce the launch of its Indo-Lebanon Cultural Forum by H.E. Ghassan Abdelkhalek, Charge d’ Affaires of Lebanon in India.

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“The idea is to develop and promote better relations between the two countries – India and Lebanon through art and culture which includes film, television, media, fashion, tourism, events, etc,” said Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios and newly appointed Chairperson of ILCF by H.E. Ghassan Abdelkhalek, Charge d’ Affaires of Lebanon in India, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of Lebanon.

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. India and Lebanon enjoy cordial and friendly relations based on many similarities, such as political system based on parliamentary democracy, non-alignment, human rights, commitment to a just world order, regional and global peace, liberal market economy and a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. In the light of these similarities, there is good potential for strengthening ongoing bilateral ties,” informed H.E. Ghassan Abdelkalek.

India established diplomatic relations with Lebanon in 1954 and maintained its diplomatic representation in Beirut throughout the civil war except for a brief closure of about two months from August 5 to October 16, 1989,” said Ashok Tyagi, Secretary General of ICMEI.

Sushil Bharti, Director Radio Noida 107.4FM extended a vote of thanks to all the dignitaries. The session was open to young media persons for question and answers. Later, Sandeep Marwah presented patronship of Indo Lebanon Cultural Forum to H.E. Ghassan Abdelkhalek. Marwah announced an AAFT scholarship in Media for a deserving student from Lebanon.

Soon other programs like students exchange, faculty exchange, film festivals, joint productions, promotion of art and culture and tourism promotional activities will be taken up by the forum.

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AAFT – Asian Academy of Film and Television is the first ten best film schools of the World conducting 55 different courses in films, television, media, fashion and new media. The academy has churned out more than 12000 students hailing from 120 countries of the World. The institution has been bestowed upon more than 200 awards from all over the World.

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Viney Kumar
Asian Society of Film & Television,

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