Vietnam joins meeting of communist, workers’ parties in Turkey

Monday, 2019-10-21 14:23:58
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An overview of the meeting (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – A delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) attended the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMWCP), which was held in Izmia, Turkey from October 18-20.

This year’s meeting, co-hosted by the Communist Party of Turkey and the Communist Party of Greece, drew 137 delegates representing 74 parties from 58 countries around the world.

Participants underlined the significance and value of the Communist International (Comintern) to the communist and workers’ forces in the early 20th century, as well as lessons for communists’ current struggles.

They stressed that Marxism-Leninism continues to lead the operation of communist and workers’ parties today, while affirming that international unity is significant to creating collective strength and revolutionary success.

They agreed that communist and workers’ parties should continue fostering solidarity to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the working class.

At the meeting, the delegates discussed recent activities and new tasks for the future.

They also adopted a “common call” voicing the solidarity of communist and workers’ forces in the current context.

Underscoring policies to strengthen friendship and traditional solidarity with international communist and workers’ forces, the CPV representatives showed their willingness to exchange with other delegations on theoretical and practical issues.

On the sidelines of the event, the Vietnamese Party delegation had separate meetings with leaders of the Communist Party of Turkey, the Communist Party of Greece and other political parties to seek measures to promote cooperation and discuss regional and international matters of shared concern.

The foreign parties stressed the need to deal with regional disputes through peaceful measures on the foundation of basic principles of international law, the UN Charter and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).