President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visits the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the 91st Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21) (Source: VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has expressed his hope that Vietnam News Agency (VNA), The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and Vietnam Television (VTV) will create breakthroughs to help the local media and press system keep pace with its regional and global counterparts.

The VFF leader made the wish on June 17 when visiting the three press agencies on the occasion of the 91 st Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21), during which he highlighted their company with the national defence and development cause.

The press agencies have outstandingly contributed to disseminating the Party and State’s guidelines and policies to the people while conveying the public’s desires to the Party and State, he said.

Nhan used the occasion to thank news outlets nationwide for their support to the VFF and the front work in general through their provision of timely and accurate information, helping boost emulation movements, steer public opinions and strengthen the great national unity bloc.

The VNA, VOV and VTV have made big strides in terms of material facilities and contents with many specialised pages and columns meeting social demands, the VFF leader noted.

The VFF will continue its coordination with the three press agencies in social supervision and criticism to fuel the spirit of solidarity during national development, he promised.

On this occasion, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang visited the VNA’s Southern Region Representative Office, where he praised the agency’s contributions to national development and the southern metropolis’s socio-economic performance in particular, especially during the 30 year reform.

The official noted his wish to receive more support from the VNA as well as its representative offices in fulfilling the city’s assigned tasks, particularly in the context that the locality is facing multiple problems like flooding, environmental pollution, traffic-related issues and social misconduct and misbehaviour.

HCM City will actualise agreements on information cooperation reached by the VNA and the municipal People’s Committee in order to carry news in a timely and accurate manner.

Nguyen Tien Le, Director of the VNA’s Southern Region Representative Office, said he wishes that the municipal leaders will create optimal conditions for the VNA to perform its task as a news agency of the Party and State.

The same day, Thang visited and extended greetings to the representative office of the Nhan dan (People’s) daily paper based in the city.

The Steering Committee for the Southern Region on June 17 also held a meeting with representatives from 40 centrally-run and local press agencies in the Mekong Delta on the occasion of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day.

At the event, Son Minh Thang, deputy head of the committee’s standing board, applauded the press agencies’ contributions to regional socio-economic development over the recent past.-VNA