Noida: International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry is more than happy to announce the launching of its Indo-Lebanon Cultural Forum by H.E. Ghassan Abdel Khalek Charge d’ Affaires of Lebanon in India.
“The idea is to develop and promote better relations between the two countries India and Lebanon through arts and culture which also 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 Abdel Khalek 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 Abdel Khalek.
“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 paid vote of thanks. The session was open to the young media persons for question answers. Later Sandeep Marwah presented patron ship of Indo-Lebanon Cultural Forum to H.E. Ghassan Abdel Khalek. Marwah announced an AAFT scholarship in media for the deserving student from Lebanon.
Soon other program like students exchange, faculty exchange, film festivals, joint productions, promotion of art and culture and tourism promotional activities will follow by the forum.