The federal government has renewed its call for the screening of Nigerian movies in China. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the request in Abuja when he received the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, on a courtesy visit.
He said the screening of Nollywood movies in China will reciprocate Nigeria’s gesture towards Chinese movies, which are shown in the country. Mr Mohammed said it will also be a deliberate strategy to ensuring better understanding between the two countries and also create market for Nigerian movies in China.
Mr. Pingjian said culture and people-to-people relations were parts of ten priority areas which his country is exploring to foster relations with Nigeria.
He said China had opened discussion with the minister towards the building of Nigeria-China Cultural Centre in Nigeria to further promote cultural ties.