New Delhi: International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry in association with Embassy of Mongolia, New Delhi launched a new committee under the name and banner of Indo Mongolia Film And Cultural Forum at a grand function at Asian Academy of Film And Television Noida.
“It is a wonderful occasion to launch Indo Mongolian Film And Cultural Forum when both the countries are looking to promote their relations through art and culture,” said H.E. Gonchig Ganbold Ambassador of Mongolia to India while lighting the ceremonial lamp.
“India and Mongolia have interacted through the medium of Buddhism over aperiod of 2600 years. Following the emergence of Mongolia as a modern nation state in the 20th century, the two countries have continued to build relations based on shared historical and cultural legacy,” added the Mongolian Ambassador.
“It is a historical moment, I am lucky that I am present here. Diplomatic relations between India and Mongolia were established on 24 December 1955. India was the first country outside the Socialist bloc to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia,” said H.E. Vinod Kumar Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan.
“The India-Mongolian Cultural Agreement signed in 1961, has governed the Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) between the two countries. The Agreement envisages co-operation in the fields of education by way of scholarships, exchange of experts, participation in conferences etc.,” informed Sandeep Marwah President of ICMEI.
The Mongolian Ambassador nominated Sandeep Marwah as the Chair and Marwah honored H.E. Ganbold with the first Patron Ship of the forum.