The Hanoitimes - The Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Vietnam Television (VTV), covering the exchange of news and television programs, co-production or production support.
The agreement to this effect was signed by VTV General Director Tran Binh Minh and ICRT President Alfonso Noya Martinez during their talks in Cuba. This was part of the former’s visit to the Caribbean country from June 6-10.
VTV and 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.
General Director of VTV Tran Binh Minh and President of Cuban Radio and Television Institute Alfonso Noya sign cooperation agreement. Photo: VNA
General Director Minh expressed his gratitude to Cuban colleagues and teachers for their support for VTV in its early days of foundation, saying his agency is willing to share its experience in developing the self-control mechanism at a national television with the Cuban institute.
VTV will also assist Cuban film delegations to Vietnam in making films on revolutionary 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, Alfonso Noya described Vietnam and VTV in particular as a model which overcomes difficulties to develop. He said Vietnam’s experience in audiovisual technologies would be valuable for Cuba.
Alfonso Noya said he believes that there are many areas for experience sharing between Vietnam and Cuba, thus helping the two nations 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 Santiago Alvarez, 71 bulletins on the anti-US war in Vietnam produced by the institute between 1960 and 1990, "Third World, World War III" documentary film, directed by Julio García in 1970 and "Journey to a disappeared country" directed by Isabel Santos in 2014.