Participants at the event (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The press are responsible for disseminating the Resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress to bring it into life, heard a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on April 22.

Present at the event were head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Vo Van Thuong, Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang, Minister of Information and Communication Truong Minh Tuan, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan dan (People) Newspaper Thuan Huu, and Director General of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi.

Thuong said the national press conference 2016 underlines the key task of popularising the 12th Party Resolution and action programmes to realise the Resolution, Thuong said.

He hailed the significant outcomes that the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) achieved in 2015, especially in external affairs, press agencies’ activities and charitable events.

The successful organisation of the 10th Congress of the VJA holds significant meaning in the association’s performance in the 2016-2020 tenure, he said.

He noted that the VJA’s activities must ensure solidarity and legitimate rights and interests of its members, adding that the association should focus on training and building staff with firm political will to serve the Party, State and people.

The development of technology, particularly information-technology, creates both challenges and opportunities for the press to grow stronger, he said.

He urged the VJA to actively get involved in the implementation of the national press development plan till 2025 and the revised Law on Journalism recently adopted by the National Assembly.

In 2016, the VJA defines its action theme as realising effectively the Resolution passed at its 10th Congress while continuously building the association’s organisation and increasing the ethics of journalists to meet requirements in the new period.-VNA