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VFF President hails VNA as strategic information channel

Update: June, 16/2018 - 09:00
President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Trần Thanh Mẫn (right) met Vietnam News Agency Director Nguyễn Đức Lợi in a visit paid ahead of the 93rd anniversary of Việt Nam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Dân
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Trần Thanh Mẫn praised Vietnam News Agency (VNA) as a worthy information agency of the Party and State during his visit to the State-run agency on June 15 ahead of the 93rd Việt Nam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21).

Talking to VNA officials, reporters, editors and technicians, Mẫn said with a 73-year history, the VNA is the only press agency awarded with both the titles of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces and Labour Hero during the reform period, reflecting the Party and State’s appreciation for VNA’s contributions to national liberation, construction and defence.

He lauded VNA workers in 63 cities and provinces and 30 bureaus in five continents for promptly covering events in the country and worldwide while following the Party policies and State laws. Through its work, the agency has contributed to preventing degradation in political thoughts, moral virtues and lifestyle, “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” behaviours and fighting corruption.

The VNA has promoted patriotic emulation campaigns launched by the VFF, competed in VFF-sponsored press awards on strengthening the great national unity and fought against corruption and wastefulness, he said.

The VFF leader highlighted VNA’s television programme Power of great unity broadcast at 10:40am each Sunday on its TV channel V-News, which was welcomed by the public and VFF chapters.

Mẫn asked the VNA to continue partnering with the VFF Central Committee to popularise emulation campaigns launched by the VFF, and produce more articles and works that bring to light negative, corruption and wastefulness cases in line with a resolution adopted by the fourth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee.

VNA General Director Nguyễn Đức Lợi, for his part, said as a national press agency and a strategic information channel of the Party and State, VNA will keep striving to fulfill tasks assigned by the Party, State and people, and cover sensitive issues in line with guidelines by the Party and State.

In the afternoon the same day, Mẫn also visited and congratulated Việt Nam Journalists’ Association and Đại đoàn kết (Great unity) newspaper. — VNS

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