Lecucq, the president of the Commission Communication and Publication of UNIMA and a member of the Executive Committee of the union, received an award from Theater Forum Managing Director Iraj Rad, Tehran Times reported.
Puppeteers Javad Zolfaqari, Azadeh Purmokhtar, Ali Pakdast, Maryam Eqbali, Zohreh Behruzinia and Maryam Teimuri attended the ceremony, which was held at the venue of the Theater Forum.
Lecucq spoke about UNIMA saying that the union was formed in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1929 and it was re-activate after World-War II.
UNIMA, which has several branches in different countries, aims to encourage relations among people who are concerned with the Art of Puppet Theater, he added.
He went on to say the Council of UNIMA has been established with more than 60 members and the council meets every four years at each UNIMA World Congress to appoint the union's board of directors.
He stressed that UNIMA concerns itself with the art of Puppet Theater without regard to race, politics or religion and although the relationship between the East and West is complex, they should exchange their art experience with each other.
The UNIMA France branch "Themaa" is sponsored by the government. In particular, the French Ministry of Culture and French puppeteers gather annually to meet and to share their experiences, Lecucq mentioned.
There are some 600 companies that produce puppets in France and most of them are sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, he added.