Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Council Nguyen The Ky recalled its establishment by the Secretariat in 2003 with the aim to properly handle the relationship between politics and arts as well as to refute wrongful and hostile arguments.
He emphasised that it was a right and timely decision that reflected the Party’s proactiveness and sharpness towards the field of literature and arts.
According to the council chairman, over the past 20 years, the Council has advised the Party and State to formulate many policies on culture and arts and supported various agencies in the management of culture and arts.
Every year, the Council appraises and rewards the authors with excellent works on literature and arts theory and criticism as well as assists with the publishing of high-quality manuals.
Speaking at the ceremony, Head of the Central Commission for Communication and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia praised the achievements recorded by the Council in the past 20 years.
He noted that the Council has gradually affirmed its role and reputation in the life of domestic literature and arts, connecting artists, writers, theorists, critics, and experts, while helping to shape and promote the development of Vietnamese literature and arts.
Nghia took the occasion to ask the Council to build on its achievements and continue enhancing the quality of its activities in the future.
Under the decision of the Secretariate, the Council has the function of advising the Party and State on literature and arts theory and criticism; studying and assessing the criticism, production, and promotion of literature and arts; and helping to finetune the policies on literature and arts.