Jin Chun made the call at the opening ceremony and film screening of the 4th Asian Film Festival in Abuja on Monday.

He also proposed organizing events in China to let Chinese citizens watch Nigerian films and let them learn more about the country.

He said that Nigeria is of great importance to Africa, and the Nollywood film industry has taken the lead in realizing this goal and has great potential.

“I’m really excited to share my thoughts with you, you know this year, we’ve come up with the Symphony of Harmony in Nigeria. I think that’s how we find ways to promote harmony and symphony.

“So, the 4th Asian Film Festival is very good. Here we have nine countries from the Asian continent. I think it goes beyond Asia because I believe that harmony belongs to every country.

“You know that in Asia we have 47 countries and in the African continent we have 54 countries, so we can work together to make films that promote harmony among people, society and the country.

“I do believe Nigeria can take the lead because Nollywood is in Nigeria,” he said.

The Envoy further stated that African countries are led by Nigeria in terms of film production.

“Nigeria in particular is leading the way in terms of production in the film industry, so I think that factor will give a big push and a boost to Nollywood.

“I hope that next year, maybe Nigeria can do that in China and let people enjoy the film. I think we should do that,” Jinachun said.

National Arts and Culture Council director Otunba Olusegun Runsewe praised the Chinese embassy for spearheading initiatives and activities to promote harmony and unity among sectors.

Runsewe said the purpose of the event was to create an opportunity for countries to exchange views and ideas from different viewpoints.

“We hope to be involved from next year. That is, we will be able to find a way to bring Nigerian producers on board. It is never too late for us to use this platform to showcase Nigeria.

“So to me, the Chinese people have successfully provided the platform for us to see the strengths of all nine countries coming together, which is a welcome development. I see it as we build after this opportunity,” he added.


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