Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (front, right) presents the first-class Labour Order to the newspaper (Photo: VNA)

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong sent flowers to the ceremony.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, along with Politburo member and Head of Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong, and representatives from ministries attended the event.

Over the past nine decades, the newspaper – the mouthpiece of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour – has been recognised as a top newspaper in Vietnam in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of workers and officials.

The newspaper is also one of the first press agencies in Vietnam to publish online edition on May 19th, 1999.

It has made significant contributions to national independence and defence, particularly disseminating the Party and State’s guidelines and legal policies, building stronger working class and Vietnam Trade Union.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the first-class Labour Order to the newspaper’s staff and the third-class Labour Order to its editor-in-chief Nguyen Ngoc Hien in recognition of his outstanding performance in 2014-2018./.