Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets intelligentsia (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said the intelligentsia play a crucial role in research, feedback and application activities, thus serving the making and implementation of the Party and State’s guidelines and policies as well as socio-economic development.

The Party leader made the comment during a meeting in Hanoi on February 7 with 150 outstanding scholars, writers and artists along with members of the Party Central Committee Secretariat.

Prof. Dang Vu Minh, Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA), said amid numerous challenges, the entire Party, people and army made efforts to achieve all 13 socio-economic targets last year. Party building work and the corruption fight were enhanced, thus reinforcing people’s trust. 

The patriotism and national pride of each Vietnamese people can be seen in their support for the country’s U23 team at the recent AFC U23 Championship, he added, expressing his belief that the target of turning Vietnam into an economic ‘tiger’ will come true sooner or later.

Poet Huu Thinh, Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Literature and Arts Associations, attributed last year’s achievements to the Party and State’s strong and right policies and the Government’s drastic actions. The successful hosting of APEC Year 2017 also helped promote the country’s stature in the world.

Appreciating the participants’ opinions, Party General Secretary Trong applauded the accomplishments obtained by scholars and artists last year, stressing that the entire Party, people and army will push ahead with reforms in 2018 as there remains much to be done in the path full of difficulties ahead.

Grasping opportunities, overcoming challenges, and developing the country in a sustainable manner are the common responsibility of the whole political system and the whole society, and scholars and artists should take the lead in this work, he noted.

The leader voiced his belief that with their sense of responsibility, enthusiasm, capacity, wisdom and experience, scholars and artists will continue to join the Party, State and people nationwide in successfully realising the targets for 2018 and the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress.-VNA