Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

A delegation of the Information and Communications Ministry paid a
working visit to Cuba on Feb. 18-24, aiming at stepping up
cooperation between the two countries in the fields of telecoms,
printing and publishing.

While in Cuba, the
delegation, headed by Minister Nguyen Bac Son, met host Minister of
Informatics and Communications Maimir Mesa Ramos, Minister of Culture
Rafael Bernal, Head of the Ideology Department of the Cuban Communist
Party Central Committee Alfonso Borges, and President of the Book
Institute Zuleica Romay.

Son briefed the Cuban
officials about Vietnam’s socio-economic development over the recent
years. He also expressed the Vietnamese people’s gratitude to the Cuban
people’s support and solidarity over the years.

The
hosts spoke highly of Vietnam’s recent social-economic development
achievements, saying that the doi moi (renewal process) is a good
example for Cuba .

Discussing the development of
information and telecom technology in each country, Son and Mesa
stressed the necessity of popularising the internet and taking
appropriate management mechanisms to protect national security.

The Vietnamese side shared its experience on telecom and Internet
management, the application of IT in State agencies and how to attract
foreign investment in the sector.

They agreed to
create favourable conditions for cooperation between Vietnam ’s Viettel
Telecoms Corporation and Etecsa, the Telecommunications Company of
Cuba , targeting the goal of turning Viettel into Etecsa’s partner in
upgrading the telecoms infrastructure in Cuba.

Regarding book publishing, Son said Vietnam wishes to expand cooperation
with Cuba in the field, especially in publishing books on Cuba, helping
the Vietnamese people better understand the history, development and
life of the Cuban people.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese
delegation presented the copyrights of 58 book titles for children to
the Cuban Book Institute. -VNA

By vivian