|Chinese film festival opens in Ethiopia|
|Art, Literature, and Theater|
|Sunday, 24 January 2010 10:38|
The film festival was launched following this week's agreement signed between the two countries enabling them to implement cultural exchange programs from 2010 to 2013.
the Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ambassador Mahmoud Dirir said that the ever growing Ethiopian film industry will draw important lessons from the Chinese experience.
The festival, launched at the Ethiopia-China Polytechnic College in Addis Ababa, will premier various cultural films from China.
The Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia Gu Xiaojie said that the film festival will help enhance people to people relations of the two countries.
The film festival would remain open for the next five days when thousands of people are expected to visit it.
China is currently undertaking billions of dollars worth of investment in Ethiopia as part of its new partnership with Africa.