The Vietnam News Agency receives the Hồ Chí Minh Order for the second time from Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng at a ceremony marking its 65th founding anniversary (September 15, 1945-2010). — VNA/VNS file photo
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, on behalf of the Party and the State, has sent a letter of congratulations to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on its proud achievements over the 75 years since its establishment.
He wrote that amid the country’s celebrations of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2), the agency also marks its 75th anniversary (September 15, 1945 - 2020) and the 60th anniversary of the Liberation News Agency (October 12, 1960 - 2020), while receiving the title “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces”.
The leader said that since September 15, 1945, when the agency, then known as “Việt Nam Thông tấn xã” (News Agency of Việt Nam), aired the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the list of the members of the provisional Government of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam (now the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam), it has always been accompanying the nation. During the country’s struggles for national independence and reunification, VNA reporters fulfilled their mission of sustaining the flow of information to readers in Việt Nam and overseas.
Trọng also spoke about the VNA today, which he said follows current developments and publishes news on the Party’s orientations and the State’s laws and policies, encouraging the people in the cause of nation building and safeguarding, as well as the country’s renewal and international integration, and in actively joining Party building activities and strengthening national solidarity.
Amid the far-reaching impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on all socio-economic areas, he hopes and believes the VNA will continue to consolidate its role as the official, trustworthy media agency of the Party and State, providing domestic and international news in various forms for people from all walks of life.
He concluded the letter by wishing all VNA officials, reporters, editors, and technicians good health, happiness, and success. — VNS