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February 23, 2016

A Syrian refugee in Berlin, Germany is using humor and a new web series to connect the two communities in dialogue.

The Minister Darguste has laid the "foundation stone" of the cultural diplomacy, by signing a framework agreement between the Just for Laughs Festival, the National School of Humour of Montreal and the Ministry of Culture. "These are excellent Quebec institutions in the field of humor," stressed the Consul General of Haiti in Montreal, who is convinced that Haiti needs humor to thrive in an atmosphere of relaxation and provide International major performances.

It's been important for me … to do these shows because it shows the world that the people of the Middle East are global citizens and appreciate laughter just like anyone else," [comedian Maz] Jobrani says afterward. "It helps bring the East and West closer with laughter. Kind of a comedic diplomacy.