Speaking at the ceremony, MARD Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien read a congratulatory letter sent by Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong to the cadres, civil servants, public employees, labourers and businesses working in the sector.
On behalf of the Party and State, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh congratulated the sector for its efforts and achievements obtained 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 controlling many dangerous animal diseases and zoonoses.
In addition, the sector has successfully researched and produced almost all veterinary medicines and vaccines to proactively prevent and control diseases, meeting both domestic needs and demand for export.
She expressed her belief that the sector would continue uphold its tradition and make further contribution to ensuring food hygiene and safety, protecting public health and the ecological environment, and accelerating trade promotion and exports of animals and animal products.
On this occasion, VP Thinh awarded the first-class Labour Medal, a noble reward of the Party and State, to the Veterinary Medicine sector.
Two collective and four individual also received Certificates of Merit from the Prime Minister for their outstanding achievements and contribution.