In an interview granted to the press, the President stressed that since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Vietnam, leaders of the Party, State and people across the country have realized the important and indispensable role of the press in the fight against COVID-19.

Reporters and cameramen of many press agencies have accurately and quickly conveyed the directions and decisions of the Party and State on disease prevention and control. They have accepted risks to work in the frontline of the combat against the pandemic, such as pandemic hot spots like Da Nang, Hai Duong, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Ho Chi Minh City, border areas, and medical quarantine areas, so as to promptly reflect the pandemic situation, he said.

The President emphasized that journalists have made their utmost efforts and braved great difficulties to work side by side with COVID-19 prevention and control forces.

Their works have served as a source of encouragement to Party committees, local authorities, and people in pandemic-hit area, helping increase their confidence in the Party and State’s leadership to repel the pandemic and restore business and production.

He took the occasion to congratulate and highly appreciated reporters, editors and cameramen at press agencies nationwide in the past time, affirming that that they have contributed to embellishing the tradition of the Vietnamese revolutionary press founded and trained by President Ho Chi Minh./.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets representatives from press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). (Photo: VNA)

 

At a meeting with representatives from press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21), the Government leader affirmed that the history of Vietnam’s revolutionary press has always been closely connected with the cause of national defence, construction and development,.

He recalled the teaching of late President Ho Chi Minh, who laid the foundation for the revolutionary press in Vietnam, that the press must serve people and the revolution, and revolutionary journalists should be soldiers, with their pens and paper their sharp weapons.

In any periods of time, journalists have proven themselves as brave soldiers on all fronts, from the fight against natural disasters to the COVID-19 combat, he continued. 

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets representatives from press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). (Photo: VNA)

PM Chinh also highlighted that the revolutionary press has played a crucial role in promoting the country’s position and prestige in the international arena.

The Government hopes to receive support and recommendations from the press to build a government of integrity, which acts drastically and effectively for the sake of people and the nation.

Also present at the meeting, Nguyen Trong Nghia, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the committee’s Commission for Information and Education, and leaders of ministries and agencies shared the view on the significance of the press to the country’s socio-economic development, national defence and security, the protection of the Party’s ideological foundation, and the fight against wrong and hostile views./.

Source: VNA