The statement was made by Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communications and Education Vo Van Thuong while attending the 10th national congress of the VMA for 2020-2025 tenure which took place in Hanoi on August 7.

Speaking at the event, Politburo member Thuong lauded the achievements the VMA has made over the past years.

He emphasised that music contributes to bringing the image of the land and people of Vietnam to the world as well as being an effective spiritual tool to create a connection across all borders and territories and called for solidarity to overcome all difficulties, especially the Covid-19 pandemic.

Musicians and others working in the music field should thoroughly grassp the public’s concerns as well as limitations and shortcomings to take measures for the development of the country’s music, added the Politburo member.

He asked the VMA to continue to effectively implement the Party Central Committee’s resolutions and conclusions on the builidng and development of literature and the arts in this new period.

It is crucial to uphold the values of traditional music in the context of the market mechanism, globalisation and the fourth industrial revolution, noted Politburo member Thuong.

He urged the associatoin to improve professionalism in music activities and improve the position of Vietnamese music in all fields of creation, performing, theoretical research, criticism, and training.

The congress elected 21 members of the VMA’s Executive Committee for the 2020-2025 tenure. Associate Professor, Dr. Do Hong Quan was re-elected as the association’s president.