|An agreement was signed by VTV General Director Trần Bình Minh and ICRT President Alfonso Noya Martinez during their talks in Cuba as part of the former’s four-day visit to the Caribbean country that ended on Sunday.— VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Lê Hà|
HAVANA — Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) will exchange television products and collaborate in production as well as personnel training, especially in the field of digital television, over the next three years.
An agreement was signed by VTV General Director Trần Bình Minh and ICRT President Alfonso Noya Martinez during their talks in Cuba as part of the former’s four-day visit to the Caribbean country that ended on Sunday.
Minh said VTV will assist Cuban film delegations to Việt Nam in making films on leader Fidel Castro’s historic visit to Việt Nam 45 years ago (September 1973), and stands ready to expand co-operation in this field.
For his part, Martinez described Việt Nam and VTV in particular as a model which has overcome difficulties to develop.
In an interview with a Vietnam News Agency correspondent, Martinez said Việt Nam’s experience in audiovisual technologies would be valuable for Cuba.
He said he believes that there are many areas for experience sharing between Việt Nam 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 Co-operation Department Hồ Kiên 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 Việt Nam by late director Santiago Alvarez, 71 news bulletins on the anti-US war in Việt Nam produced by the institute between 1960-90, and two other documentaries by director Isabel Santos to VTV. — VNS