A delegation of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) paid a week-long working visit to Cuba from February 14 to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of telecommunication, printing and publishing.

While in the country, the group, led by Deputy Minister Truong Minh Tuan, met Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Informatics and Communications, Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal. Tuan told his host that the MIC is willing to share experience in broadening the telecommunication market and building state management in the field. He added that Vietnam is willing to send experts to Cuba to facilitate cooperation between the two countries’ businesses.

Vidal spoke highly of Vietnam’s telecommunication development, expressing his hope for more investments from Vietnam into Cuba’s Mariel special development zone in the time ahead.

The two sides also worked to complete the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two ministries to be signed during the forthcoming visit to Vietnam of Cuban Minister of Informatics and Communications.

In a separate meeting with Rolando Alfonso Borges, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee (CPC CC) and the chief of its Ideology Commission, both sides shared their experiences of managing the press and overseeing the development of the telecommunications sector.

Borges said Vietnam’s experience in the field is of much importance for Cuba, as the country is adjusting its press activities in line with its international development while still following its own targets.

During the visit, the MIC delegation also met with Cuban Telecommunications Company ETECSA, Minister of Culture Rafael Bernal and Cuban Book Institute President Zuleica Romay and visited the Cuba International Book Fair 2014.-VNA