Cui Jinachun, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, has called for a collaboration between Nollywood and Asian film industries to produce films that promote harmony, peace and unity between both continents.
The call was made at the opening of the Fourth Asian Film Festival and movie screening in Abuja on Monday.
Jinachun also proposed that events be organised in China where Nollywood movies could be watched by Chinese citizens to educate them more about the country.
According to him, Nigeria is critical to Africa and the Nollywood movie industry has taken the lead with a huge potential of driving the goal.
“I am really happy to share my idea with you all and you know this year, we proposed a harmony symphony in Nigeria.
"I think that is how we can find ways to promote harmony and symphony.
“So, the fourth Asian Film Festival is very good. Here, we have nine countries from the Asian continent.
"I think that it is beyond Asia because I believe that harmony is for every nation.
“You know in Asia we have 47 countries, in the African continent we have 54 countries, so we can work together to produce films for the harmony of the people, society and the nations.
“I do believe that Nigeria can take the lead because Nollywood is in Nigeria", he said.
“Nigeria particularly leads in producing in the film industry, so I think this kind of factor will give a big push and big momentum to develop Nollywood.
“I hope that next year, maybe Nigeria can do this in China for people to enjoy the film. I think we should make this happen", he added.