The statement was made by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in a visit to the newspaper’s head office on May 13 with the participation of Secretary of the Party Committee of HCMC Nguyen Van Nen and Vice Chairman of the city People's Committee Vo Van Hoan.
The SGGP not only provide the public with update, accurate, and prompt information about the Party guidelines and State policy, most concerned issues, and fight against corruption but also presents inspirational good examples to keep people motivated, he said.
The President also honored social programs and charitable activities that have been organized over the past years by the newspaper, especially propaganda for the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s so joyful as the Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper is on the desks of leaders of departments, state organizations and local authorities every morning. No city or province in the country has a newspaper like that. It is a pride for the SGGP's staff reporter, he stressed.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the SGGP newspaper to continue to play its role as the official, trustworthy media agency of the Party and State, effectively serve the country ' s needs in this field of information and communication in general and HCMC in particular.
Speaking at the event, Secretary of the Party Committee of HCMC Nguyen Van Nen noted that the SGGP Newspaper must focus on propagating the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and grassroots-level People's Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure, and activities to support the country’s efforts to combat the pandemic.