Journalists are the major force guiding public opinion, contributing significantly to the fruitful outcomes of the national construction process, said Politburo member and Party Central Committee Secretary To Huy Rua.

Rua, who is also Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation, made the statement while visiting the headquarters of the Nhan Dan newspaper, the Vietnam News Agency, the Vietnam Television and the Academy of Journalism and Communication in Hanoi on the occasion of the 90th Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21).

He said he hoped the establishments would continue their meaningful coverage of domestic and international news to serve information demand in Vietnam and abroad.

He noted press agencies nationwide ought to prioritise manpower training and technology application in their future development.

When visiting the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Rua lauded the national organisation’s efforts since it was established 70 years ago.

The VNA has long offered rapid, high-quality and comprehensive stories to a wide range of viewers including research institutes, other press agencies and local citizens, Rua declared.-VNA