At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Department of Publishing, Printing and Distribution under the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Cuban Book Institute (ICL) signed a publishing cooperation minutes in Hanoi on May 8.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao and Vice President of the Cuban institute Juan Carlos Santana Molina witnessed the signing.

Addressing the event, Bao highlighted the profound relationship between the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications and the Cuban Ministry of Culture, saying the two sides have inked documents on cooperation in the fields of press, telecommunication and information technology.

He noted that the Department of Publishing, Printing and Distribution and the ICL need to discuss next concrete collaboration steps and make timely adjustments to better the two nations’ publishing activities.

For his part, the ICL Vice President said the signing and realisation of this publishing cooperation agreement will contribute to deepening the relationship between the two countries and help Cuban people, via publications, understand more about the culture, people and achievements of Vietnam.

At the signing ceremony, the representatives agreed that the cooperation minutes is a firm legal framework for the two sides to continue fostering their collaboration while affirming that they need to make more efforts to materialise the cooperation.

They expressed belief that both sides will share their values through books – a bridge that helps human beings to develop.

In 2019, the Cuban Book Institute will create conditions for the Vietnamese department to take part in the International Book Fair of Havana. Vietnam plans to review five years of implementing Vietnam Book Day (April 21) and hopes the Cuban Book Institute will participate in this significant event.-VNA