Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen
Xuan Phuc met with leaders of press agencies in Hanoi on June 18, asking press
outlets to report more on business climate improvement efforts.
Participants in the meeting included Chairman of
the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) and Editor-in-chief of Nhan dan
(People) newspaper Thuan Huu, Minister of Information and Communications Truong
Minh Tuan, General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi and
General Director of the Voice of Vietnam Nguyen The Ky.
The event, held on the threshold of Vietnam
Revolutionary Press Day (June 21), was also attended by representatives of
PM Phuc lauded the contributions to national
development from the VJA and reporters and editors of more than 800 press
He affirmed that the Party and the State attach
importance to the role of the press and provide favourable conditions for them
He asked press outlets to report more on
business climate improvement, encourage the development of businesses and
publish economists’ analyses of the socio-economic situation, thus helping
enterprises make good business decisions.
The press and the business community should join
hands to fight negative phenomena, interest groups, corruption and
wastefulness, the PM added, voicing hope that they will be “companions” in the
The Government leader emphasised that the press
plays a leading role in combating hostile forces, protecting the country’s
sovereignty and territory and refuting slander.
At the meeting, VJA Chairman Thuan Huu briefed
the PM about his association’s activities, adding that APEC Vietnam 2017 is a
chance for the press to help domestic firms connect with Asia-Pacific
Representatives of enterprises also expressed
their desire to partner with press agencies in production and business
activities, social work and entrepreneurship promotion. They also asked the
press to listen to their opinions, help them build brands and work with the
Government to create a healthy business environment.-VNA