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Russian Minister Alexey Volin holds meeting with I&B  Secretary Amit Khare

Ambassador of Russian Federation to India, Nikolay Kudashev was also present in the meeting.

It was mutually agreed during the meeting that an Annual Indo-Russian Forum for Media Cooperation be organized alternately in India and Russia in order to institutionalize the process of cooperation. 

Alexey Volin talked about the immense popularity of Indian films in Russia and mentioned about a 24 hour channel dedicated solely to Indian films, currently operational in Russia.

The need to forge strong connections between the young journalists of the two countries was also highlighted in the meeting.

During the discussion, Amit Khare stated that the Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India scheduled to be held later this year offers an opportunity to countries to showcase their creativity and cinematic excellence on a global platform.

The meeting was also attended by Joint Secretary, Ministry of I&B Vikram Sahay, DG, Doordarshan Ms. Supriya Sahu, DG, All India Radio F. Shehryar, DG, DD News Mayank Agrawal, Addl. DG, Directorate of Film Festivals Chaitanya Prasad, and Addl. DG, AIR News Ms. JP Mattu Singh.

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