Sport achievements demonstrate Vietnamese people’s will: PM hinh anh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents a certificate of merit to the national men’s football squad. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The achievements reaped by the Vietnamese sports sector have demonstrated the will and resolve of Vietnamese, contributing to promoting the country’s image, role and prestige, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said.

The PM on July 13 had a working session with representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and met with outstanding athletes, including those who are about to head to Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Such achievements have inspired people to engage in sport activities, thus improving public health, he said, adding that the sector has played a role in strengthening the great national unity bloc as well as national construction and defence.

Vietnamese sports like men’s and women’s football, shooting, martial arts and gymnastics have affirmed their position in the regional and international arena, Chinh said.

The PM highlighted the strong development of mass sport movements, and due attention to sports for people with disabilities over the past time, saying all Vietnamese have equal access to sports.
 
Sport achievements demonstrate Vietnamese people’s will: PM hinh anh 2Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents gifts to outstanding athletes. (Photo: VNA)
The participating athletes expressed their delight at the attention and sentiments the Party and State leaders and people have given to them and the sector in general, and their hope for more investments in sports infrastructure.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics athletes promised to observe regulations of organisers and the Vietnamese delegation, ensure COVID-19 prevention and control, and do their best at the tournament.

On this occasion, Chinh presented gifts to outstanding athletes and a certificate of merit to the national men’s football squad./.
VNA