Dr. Khalid Abdul Jalil, Advisor to the Minister of Culture for Cinema and Chairman of the National Cinema Center and Shadi Al Nimri, representative of the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, signed on Monday a film cooperation agreement between Egypt and Jordan. This came on the sidelines of the 20th session of Ismailia International Film Festival, led by critic Essam Zakaria. The agreement reflects the importance of the film industry from the cultural, social and professional aspects. The Egyptian-Jordanian parties have been keen to promote the cinematic culture and make every effort to achieve this goal. Among the items that have been signed, the parties work to promote cinematic culture and to spread and support the values of creativity among all segments of society according to their potential. The two sides pledged to find practical mechanisms to support and realize the visions and objectives, in a way that does not contradict the programs and aspirations of either party, and the exchange of offers of Egyptian films in the Jordanian governorates in the framework of non-commercial offers as well as vice versa. The Ismailia Film Festival was launched last Wednesday in the presence of the Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem and the team Mahab Mmeish and the governor of Ismailia and a large number of critics and filmmakers. The festival will be presided over by Essam Zakaria, and will be organized by the National Cinema Center under the chairmanship of Dr. Khaled Abdul Jalil.