Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has said the Party and State have always valued intellectuals, artists and scientists as a vital source of brainpower to the country.

Meeting representatives from these fields on January 26 in Hanoi to celebrate the forthcoming Lunar New Year and the Party’s 84th founding anniversary, General Secretary Trong wished them a happy and prosperous Year of the Horse.

Reviewing the socio-economic achievements that the entire Party, army and people made last year, he recognised the significant contributions by the intellectuals, artists and scientists to the country’s common success, with many creative works in science, literature, art and journalism.

This year, Vietnam will organise a number of important events expected to inspire the nation’s thinkers to create more valuable works, contributing to the national development, he said.

The representatives expressed their delight at the achievements that the country has recorded in socio-economic and cultural development.

They appreciated the favourable policies that the Party and Sate have given to back them in optimising their talent and creative ability.-VNA