Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the National Press Festival 2018, which opened the same day at the Hanoi Museum. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on March 16 visited the National Press Festival 2018, which opened the same day at the Hanoi Museum.

After her tour of different stalls, Ngan lauded the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA)’s idea to organise a diverse and interesting festival, which can help boost exchanges among press agencies and journalists, and attract public engagement.

She acknowledged significant contributions of press agencies in promptly covering the country’s political-diplomatic and socio-economic activities as well as international affairs.

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visits the Vietnam News Agency's exhibition ​at the National Press Festival 2018. (Photo: VNA)
VNA Deputy General Director Le Quoc Minh (left) takes NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim ​Ngan to tour the Vietnam News Agency's exhibition at the National Press Festival 2018. (Photo: VNA)
VNA Deputy General Director Le Quoc Minh (left) takes NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim ​Ngan to tour the Vietnam News Agency's exhibition ​at the National Press Festival 2018. (Photo: VNA)

Also on March 16, as part of the event, the VJA held a gathering to honour ten 90-years-old journalists, who have joined hands to make Vietnam’s revolutionary press history. They included journalists Phan Quang, Ha Dang, Thai Duy, Dang Minh Phuong, Dao Nguyen Cat, Nguyen Khac Tiep, Pham Phu Bang, Nguyen Tran Thiet, Ly Thi Trung and Vo The Ai.

The Vietnamese revolutionary press made its debut in 1925, witnessing a generation of war reporters who also took part in revolutionary activities since 1945.

Sharing their thoughts at the get-together, journalists Phan Quang and Ha Dang urged young journalists to build on their predecessors’ good traditions and nurture their skills to make quality products meeting demand of readers in the modern age.

On the occasion, the Hanoi Museum screened a documentary film about the 90-years-old journalists.-VNA