Party General Secretary and President extends congratulations on 70th anniversary of the Veterinary Medicine Industry

Saturday, 2020-07-11 11:50:40
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Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong. (Photo: thanhnien.vn)
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NDO – Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has issued a congratulatory letter on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Veterinary Medicine Industry (July 11, 1950-2020). The full text of the letter was as follows:

"On the 70th anniversary of the Veterinary Medicine Industry, I cordially send my dearest regards and best wishes to all the cadres, civil servants, public employees, labourers and businesses working in the sector.

In 1949, when the resistance war against French colonialism was fiercely underway, President Ho Chi Minh still cared for and sent a letter to the National Veterinary Conference, in which he highlighted the importance of animal husbandry to the national economy, asking employees in the industry to take the lead in patriotic emulation and seek practical ways to develop and protect cattle. On July 11, 1950, the President signed an ordinance on the eradication of epidemiology and infectious disease in animal communities. Following Uncle Ho’s teachings, since then, our Party and State have always given care in this regard, leading and directing the veterinary medicine industry to constantly improve, develop and continue to make important contributions to the country’s agriculture sector, thus contributing to the overall development of the country. The Prime Minister decided to choose July 11 as the annual traditional day of the veterinary medicine industry.

Over the past 70 years of construction and development, the veterinary sector has attained many significant achievements in the prevention and control of animal, poultry and aquatic animal diseases, as well as in eliminating and well controlling many dangerous animal diseases and zoonoses. In addition, the sector has successfully researched and produced almost all veterinary medicine and vaccines to proactively prevent and control diseases, meeting both domestic needs and export demands. Due attention has been put to food safety and environmental protection, contributing to safeguarding and caring for public health. Particularly, the veterinary sector has trained generations of scientific cadres and workers, who are ethically pure, qualified and experienced, to meet the increasing requirements of the country’s construction, development and international integration cause.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, I warmly commend the efforts made by generations of veterinary medicine cadres, civil servants, public employees, labourers and businesses, and congratulate the sector on the significant achievements attained over the past seven decades.

Today, in the cause of national industrialisation and modernisation and extensive international integration, with interwoven challenges and opportunities, the veterinary medicine sector needs to drastically innovate, unite, uphold a sense of responsibility, and integrate effectively and proactively, especially in the prevention and control of animal, poultry and aquatic animal diseases, ensuring food hygiene and safety, protecting public health and the ecological environment, and accelerating trade promotion and exports of animals and animal products. These should be considered the key and major tasks of the animal health sector in the coming time.

I am confident that by promoting its fine traditions, the veterinary medicine sector will continue to rise above and constantly improve to successfully fulfil all the tasks entrusted by the Party, State and people.

I wish good health, happiness and success for you all and your families.

Cordially,

NGUYEN PHU TRONG

Party General Secretary and State President”