Meeting the newspaper’s leaders, journalists, and editors on the occasion of the 74th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) on December 21, PM Phuc said the newspaper has worked to promote the image of Vietnamese soldiers in both combat and production, as well as the traditions of the VPA.
The newspaper is one of the units taking the lead in the fight against corruption and transformation through valuable and frequent articles, he said, praising the efforts of its staff in spreading messages of the Party, State, and the Central Military Commission to the army and wider public.
PM Phuc urged the newspaper to continue popularising the “Doi Moi” (reform) cause of the Party, State, and army; increase education about the heroic traditions of the VPA; further contribute to building a regular, elite and modern army; and promote positive images of Vietnamese soldiers.
The newspaper should play a pioneering role in protecting the sound guidelines and viewpoints of the Party, Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, and the goals of national independence and socialism, he said.
As a body of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defence, and the mouthpiece of the armed forces and people of Vietnam, the newspaper has accompanied the VPA and the Vietnamese revolutionary press over the past 68 years.
Hundreds of its journalists participated in the struggles against French and US aggressors, nine of whom sacrificed their lives.
Over the past few years, the newspaper has done an outstanding job in performing its task of popularising the strategic targets of building and safeguarding the nation; as well as building an all-people national defence and people’s armed forces.
It has maintained its position as one of the leading political newspapers nationwide. With five publications, namely Quan doi Nhan dan daily, Quan doi Nhan dan weekend, Events & Witnesses magazine, Quan doi Nhan dan e-newspaper in five languages (Vietnamese, English, Chinese, Lao, and Khmer), and an intramural magazine, the newspaper has had a profound impact on society and the army, and won the trust of Party and State leaders, as well as readers across the nation.