|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) greets writers and artists at the meeting on January 22, 2019. (Photo: VNA)
“The Party and State are deeply aware of the great role and contribution of culture and the arts, thus it is of central importance to take specific measures and enact policies for their development, which respect the freedom of creativity of artists and writers and facilitate their work,“ Ms. Ngan said.
She reiterated the important role of writers and artists in conveying the policies of the Party and laws of the State to the people, and in educating the young generations. She added that in the country’s renewal and international integration and the rapid development of information technology, writers and artists must work to reform themselves, adopt new outlooks and ways of thinking and seek new forms of creative expression. The NA leader also urged writers and artists to work to preserve the national cultural identity, develop fine traditional values and mitigate the potential negative impacts of the market economy and international integration.