Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia (R) hands over the Politburo's decision to Le Quoc Minh on May 20 (Photo: VNA)
– Le Quoc
Minh, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee
and Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), has been
appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper.
The Politburo’s decision to
relieve Minh from the post of VNA Deputy General Director and appoint him to
the new position was handed over on May 20 by Nguyen Trong Nghia, Secretary of
the Party Central Committee and Chairman of its Commission for Information and
At the ceremony in Hanoi, Nghia
said the Nhan Dan Newspaper is the central organ of the Communist Party of
Vietnam and also the mouthpiece of the Party, State, and Vietnamese people.
It is one of the leading
press agencies in the country that has always excellently fulfilled its tasks
and been honoured with many noble rewards.
Those achievements are
attributable to generations of its staff, including the editorial board,
especially the Editor-in-Chief, he noted.
Nghia thanked former
Editor-in-Chief Thuan Huu for his contributions to the revolutionary press of
Vietnam as well as the Party’s popularisation and education work.
Congratulating Minh on his
appointment, Nghia expressed his hope that the new Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan
will build on the obtained achievements and join the newspaper’s editorial
board to uphold its 70-year tradition and promote communication effectiveness.
For his part, Minh said he
wishes to receive support from the editorial board and the entire staff of the
newspaper so that Nhan Dan will remain the voice of the Party and State./.