Party Politburo member Dinh The Huynh visited the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA), the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Tien Phong (Vanguard) and Lao Dong (Labour) newspapers in Hanoi on June 20.

The visits took place on the occasion of the 87 th anniversary of Vietnam’s Revolutionary Press Day (June 21).

During the visits, Huynh, who is also the Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, congratulated journalists nationwide, media agencies and generations of Vietnamese journalists for their praiseworthy contributions to national construction and development.

He highlighted the efforts of the country’s press agencies to provide timely information on the Party’s policies and State’s laws, saying that the press is an information channel and the forum of the people , reflecting their desire and creativeness.

He said that during the information boom and with the rapid introduction of new technologies, press agencies need to be staffed by journalists with a sound political ideology, professional ethics and expertise in their work and who raise their levels of responsibility in fighting negative phenomena, wastefulness and corruption and degradations in political ideology and lifestyles.

While visiting the VNA, Huynh praised the agency for its contributions to national construction and development.

He said the VNA has promoted its role and its responsibility as an important and reliable strategic news agency of the Party and State by providing up to date, accurate and diverse information.

The agency has also been successful when providing foreign news services and has comprehensively overhauled its press and publishing operations, he added./.