At a meeting with representatives from press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21), the Government leader affirmed that the history of Vietnam’s revolutionary press has always been closely connected with the cause of national defense, construction and development.

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At the meeting

He recalled the teaching of late President Ho Chi Minh, who laid the foundation for the revolutionary press in Vietnam, that the press must serve people and the revolution, and revolutionary journalists should be soldiers, with their pens and paper their sharp weapons.

In any periods of time, journalists have proven themselves as brave soldiers on all fronts, from the fight against natural disasters to the COVID-19 combat, he continued.

PM Chinh also highlighted that the revolutionary press has played a crucial role in promoting the country’s position and prestige in the international arena.

The Government hopes to receive support and recommendations from the press to build a government of integrity, which acts drastically and effectively for the sake of people and the nation.

Also present at the meeting, Nguyen Trong Nghia, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the committee’s Commission for Information and Education, and leaders of ministries and agencies shared the view on the significance of the press to the country’s socio-economic development, national defense and security, the protection of the Party’s ideological foundation, and the fight against wrong and hostile views.

Source: VNA