|Prensa Latina President Luis Enrique Gonzalez and VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi. — VNA/VNS Photo Pham Hoai Nam
HAVANA (VNS) — Cuban news agency Prensa Latina (PNL) will train more Vietnamese students in reporting and editing under commitments made in talks between top officials of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and PNL.
The two news agencies will also step up exchange of print and television news.
The measures to strengthen co-operation were agreed upon in meetings between Prensa Latina President Luis Enrique Gonzalez and VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi, who is on a five-day visit to Cuba that ends today.
Gonzalez informed Loi that Prensa Latina was paying attention to improving its audio-visual and other multimedia coverage.
He pledged to review and fully implement co-operation agreements reached by both agencies.
In his turn, Loi said that VNA was intent on improving the quality of its coverage on the way to becoming a multimedia group in its role as the Government's trustworthy information source.
He thanked Prensa Latina for helping VNA publish its Vietnam Pictorial magazine in Cuba and other Latin American nations, as well as supporting activities of the VNA bureau in Cuba.
Earlier, the Vietnamese delegation was received by head of the Cuban Party Central Committee's Ideology Commission, Rolando Alfonso Borges, who highly valued the partnership between the two news agencies.
He encouraged the two news agencies to continue sharing experiences and co-operating in dissemination of information regarding the nations' socialist-oriented construction and development.
Loi briefed the host on recent political and socio-economic developments in Viet Nam, especially tensions in the East Sea after China illegally deployed an oil drilling rig and various ships to operate in the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Viet Nam.
During the visit, the Vietnamese delegation held talks with the management board of the Cuban domestic news agency (AIN). The two sides agreed to boost cooperation and news sharing under signed agreements.
The AIN pledged to continue providing news on Cuba, especially socio-economic development in its localities.
The VNA delegation also visited and laid flowers at the Ernesto Che Guevara memorial in central Villa Clara province. — VNS