Present at the ceremony were Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army; Ha Dang, former member of the Party Central Committee and former Head of the Central Culture and Thought (predecessor of the Central Commission for Information and Education); Hong Vinh, former member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Head of the Central Commission for Information and Education; journalists; and former leaders of departments and agencies; scientists; and PAN's leaders and reporters.

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Reporters of the PAN's weekly newspaper receive the Prime Minister's certificate of merit.

The PAN's weekly newspaper was first published on July 7, 1990. Its 12 pages with the size of 29cm x 42cm was printed in four colors and published every Wednesday morning. This publication's content covers all fields of politics, military-defense activities, socio-economic issues, culture, literature, arts, and sports, with the aim of helping soldiers relax during their holidays.

During its establishment and development, the PAN's Saturday Newspaper, currently known as the weekly newspaper, has affirmed its identity, attracted many readers and generations of officers and soldiers, thus deserving the trust of the Party, the State, the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defense and the General Department of Politics.

PAN's Acting Editor-in-Chief Senior Colonel Doan Xuan Bo said that the PAN, one of the six key press agencies of the country, has been investing in developing the newspaper as a multimedia journalism agency.

Over the past years, reporters of the weekly newspaper have promoted their courage, ingenious and creative spirit to bring good articles to readers.

Speaking at the event, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia praised the achievements of the PAN in general and its weekly newspaper in particular. Since its establishment, thanks to its considerable achievements in carrying out assigned tasks, the PAN has received many noble awards from the Party, the State, the Ministry of National Defense, deserving the trust of the Party, State and readers.

He also asked the PAN to thoroughly grasp and implement the Government's requirements and tasks in managing and developing the newspaper as a multimedia journalism agency. To get this done, the unit needs to promote information dissemination on the Party's views, and the beautiful images of Uncle Ho soldiers in current context.

At the event, Gen. Nghia presented the Prime Minister's certificate of merit to reporters of the PAN's weekly newspaper.

Translated by Lam Anh