On January 12, 2012, H. E. Liu Guangyuan, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, attended the Premiere of the Chinese film “Nine-Mile Fragrance” at the United Nations Office at Narobi (UNON). Mdm. Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of UNON, Mr. Joan Clos, Under-Secretary-General of UN and Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Mr. Wang Xingjun, Director of the film and Ms. Yu Na, leading actress of the film, also attended the Premiere and gave some remarks.
Amb. Liu Guangyuan delivers a speech
During his speech, Amb. Liu said that the film “Nine-Mile Fragrance” vividly portrays the unique ethnic style of the Qiang minority group, and the essential meaning of the saying “a friend in need is a friend indeed”. It also serves as a cultural bond and spiritual gift to the different cultures all over the world. Cultural exchange is a unique avenue for the meeting of minds, interaction of feelings and bridging of friendship between different countries. Both China and Africa have their own brilliant cultures in which the two peoples take great pride. More and more Africans become interested in China. It is the best time for Chinese culture to come to Africa. We believe that there will be more Chinese films and art performances to be shown in Africa. We also encourage closer exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and African artists to jointly produce more works of art that both peoples love to hear and see.
Director-General Zewde delivers a speech
Executive Director Clos delivers a speech
In their respective remarks, Director-General Zewde and Executive Director Clos warmly congratulated on the Premiere of “Nine-Mile Fragrance” successfully held at UNON. They said that the film shows a beautiful love story as well as assistance offered to each other when facing disasters, which is moving and encouraging. It is very significant for China-Africa cultural cooperation. The conference room at UNON is not only a venue for political conferences, but also a platform for various cultural events. UN is open to high-quality events of cultural exchanges and cooperation.
The M. C. of the Premiere was Mr. Peter Mutie, CEO of Kenya Film Commission. Nearly 400 people from various circles attended the Premiere, including UNON officials, Kenyan government officials, diplomats in Kenya, Chinese nationals in Kenya, Kenyan teachers, students and pupils, and so on.