Pham Van Huan, Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, presents a photo of Cuban President Fidel Castro to Upec’s first Vice President Aixa Hevia (Source: VNA)
The Vietnam Journalists Association and the Union of Cuban Journalists (Upec) exchanged experience in the application of information technologies in the media industry and the training of young reporters during a recent visit of a VJA delegation to Cuba.

During the talks between the head of the Vietnamese delegation Pham Van Huan, Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, and Upec’s first Vice President Aixa Hevia, the two sides held that the Communist Party’s leadership is decisive to the revolutionary press.

They briefed each other on the characteristics of the press in their respective countries as well as activities and tasks of their associations in order to raise professional quality and ethics in the new period.

During the visit from October 23-30, the Vietnamese journalists also held a meeting with Rolando Alfonso, Head of the Cuban Party Central Committee’s Ideology Commission, who introduced Cuba’s press development policy which is now being compiled.

The Vietnamese guests shared Vietnam’s press experience, especially amidst the bloom of information technology and in the context of international integration.

They also engaged in an exchange with their Cuban colleagues who once worked in Vietnam during the war against US forces.

The delegation visited major Cuba’s press agencies like Granma, Juventud Rebelde, Prensa Latina, Cubavision TV channel and Revelde radio, and several cultural and economic centres in the country.-VNA