In Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, concluded this saturday the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP). More than 100 participants agreed on measures to improve the efficiency of the joint coordination mechanism and elected a working group in the 2016-2018 tenure with 19 members. The participants agreed to sntregthen the cooperation between communist and workers parties, especially for the preparation of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Great Russian October Revolution in 2017. It also emphasised on the significance of fighting for peace and socialism as well as protecting independence and sovereignty of countries.
The representatives of millions of communists all over the world stressed the need to settle disputes via peaceful means and international law, and confirmed their long-term solidarity and mutual support to the cause of building and safeguarding the socialist way of Vietnamese people.
Established in 1998, the IMCWP gathers more than 120 communist and workers’ parties from 85 countries. It was the first time, that the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has hosted the event. Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 29 for the heads of the international delegations participating in the meeting.
The international delegates expressed their admiration for the fight for national liberation of the Vietnamese people, the late President Ho Chi Minh and the CPV. They spoke highly of the achievements of the national reform towards socialism under the leadership of the CPV over the past 30 years, considering it as a great source of encouragement for the communist and international workers movement at present. The international delegates also expressed their thanks to the CPV for successfully hosting the 18th IMCWP.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong warmly welcomed the representatives of communist and workers’ parties, describing them as faithful friends who have always stood with the people of Vietnam throughout all stages of the Vietnamese revolution. The Party chief appreciated topics and discussions at the 18th IMCWP; saying that the meeting contributed to sharing experiences, strengthening solidarity and unity as well as promoting co-ordination in a practical manner among communist and workers’ parties in the fight for a common goal, especially on the threshold of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution.
Sharing with the delegates about the characteristics, nature and lessons learnt from the reform process towards socialism in Vietnam, Party General Secretary Trong reaffirmed that the CPV’s consistent goal of national independence and socialism; and once again expressed his thanks to communist and workers’ parties for their strong support for the CPV and the people of Vietnam.
Previously, at the closing session of the 18th IMCWP, the participants agreed on measures to improve and enhance the efficiency of the overall coordination mechanisms; elected the working group for the 2016-2018 tenure with 19 member parties, including the CPV; unanimously adopted the Appeal which set out the action and co-ordination plan of the communist and workers’ parties in the time to come, especially the activities towards the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution in 2017.
The appeal emphasised the importance of the fight for peace and socialism, the need to observe the UN Charter’s fundamental principles and international law, especially respecting the independence and sovereignty of countries, and settling disputes via peaceful means, without intervening in nations’ internal affairs and use or threat to use of force.