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Prime Minister pledges to facilitate press activities for Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day

Tarah Nguyen Tarah Nguyen

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June 21, 2021 | 16:18

On the afternoon of June 20, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a meeting of press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21, 1925 - June 21, 2021) and affirmed that the Government always appreciated and facilitated the operation of press agencies.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a meeting with representatives from press agencies (Photo:
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a meeting with representatives from press agencies (Photo:Nhandan)

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 defence, construction and development, according to the VNA.

The Prime Minister said in the meeting that : "The mission of journalists is meaningful, proud, glorious but also extremely arduous and difficult."

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.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets representatives from press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets representatives from press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). (Photo: VNA)

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.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents gifts to press agencies at the meeting. - Photo: VGP
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents gifts to press agencies at the meeting. - Photo: VGP

Also present at the meeting, Nguyen Trong Nghia, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the committee’s Commission for Communication 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 defence and security, the protection of the Party’s ideological foundation, and the fight against wrong and hostile views.

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