Luxembourg and China sign a co-production treaty
- Agreement was signed by Film Fund Luxembourg and China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television
On Monday, 12 June, the Luxembourg government signed a co-production agreement with China in the area of audiovisual production and film. The signing took place during Prime Minister Xavier Bettel's official visit to China.
The treaty was negotiated by China's SAPPRFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television) and Film Fund Luxembourg. Guy Daleiden, CEO of Film Fund Luxembourg and Tong Gang, Vice Minister of SAPPRFT signed the agreement under the witness of Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg and Prime Minister Li Keqiang of the People's Republic of China during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
"From a cultural as well as from an economical point of view, this co-production agreement is an important step for film and audiovisual professionals in both countries. It will facilitate co-productions between our respective industries and offer access to our common theatrical markets," says Daleiden. "We are looking forward to working closely together with China on the promotion and distribution of our films at festivals and other events. The agreement will help foster the creative and business links our industries need to share good practices and learn from each other. Luxembourg has strong diplomatical, economical and financial relations with China and thus it is important to also intensify cultural relations between our countries, because arts and culture offer the best opportunity for mutual respect and understanding" concludes Daleiden.
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