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VTV intensifies cooperation with Cuban partners VTV General Director Tran Binh Minh (L) and ICRT President Alfonson Noya Martinez sign agreement. (Photo: VNA)
Jun 11 2018

The Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) will exchange television products and join hands in production as well as personnel training, especially in the field of digital television in the next three years.

An agreement to this effect was signed by VTV General Director Tran Binh Minh and ICRT President Alfonson Noya Martinez during their talks in Cuba as part of the former’s visit to the Caribbean country from June 6-10.

Minh expressed his gratitude to Cuban colleagues and teachers for their support for VTV in its early days, saying his agency is willing to share its experience in developing the self-control mechanism at a national television with the Cuban institute frankly and wholeheartedly.

VTV will also assist Cuban film delegations to Vietnam in making films on leader Fidel Castro’s historic visit to Vietnam 45 years ago (September 1973), and stands ready to expand cooperation in this field.

For his part, Alfonson Noya described Vietnam and VTV in particular as a model which overcomes difficulties to develop.

Alfonso Noya said Vietnam’s experience in audiovisual technologies would be valuable for Cuba.

He said he believes that there are many areas for experience sharing between Vietnam and Cuba, thus helping the two nations to enrich their cultural knowledge and promote mutual understanding.

At a working session with representatives of the Cuban Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry of Cuba (ICAIC), Minh called on the Cuban side to support VTV correspondents in making documentaries on Cuba’s culture.

In response, VTV will provide support and documents that the Cuban side needs, he promised.

On this occasion, ICAIC Vice President Benigno Iglesias and head of the VTV International Cooperation Department Ho Kien signed an agreement on free-of-charge exchange of audiovisual products.

Under the agreement, the ICAIC will hand over the first batch of six documentaries on Vietnam by late director Sangtiago Alvarez, 71 news on the anti-US war in Vietnam produced by the institute during 1960-1990, and two other documentaries by director Isabel Santos to VTV.

While in Cuba, Minh and his entourage attended the International Convention of Radio and Television Cuba from June 7-9.-NDO