Overview of the conference (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An international scientific conference was held in Hanoi on February 26 to discuss theoretical and practical values of the Manifesto of the Communist Party at the present time.

The event was co-chaired by Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education; Nguyen Xuan Thang, member of the CPV Central Committee, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Vice President of the CPV Central Committee’s Theoretical Council; and Phung Huu Phu, Vice President of the CPV Central Committee’s Theoretical Council.

It also drew the attendance of Dmitry Georgievich Novikov, First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee on International Affairs and Vice President of the Russia’s Communist Party, and Thongsalit Mangnomek, member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP)’s Central Committee and director of the Laos’ National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, as well as Vietnamese and foreign scholars and researchers.

Addressing the conference, Thuong said that the Manifesto of the Communist Party compiled by Marx and Engels, which was issued in February 1848, has great theoretical and practical significance to the international communist and workers’ movement as well as the development of the world and the progress of the humankind.

The issuance of the document was a decisive turning point of the world communist and workers’ movement, marking the formation of Marxism.

He said that over the past 88 years, guided by the manifesto, Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh thought, the CPV has led the country through many difficulties and challenges to make glorious victories towards socialism.

The 170th anniversary of the document is a chance to recognise the value and vitality of ideologies stated in the manifesto, which is also an opportunity to further complete the document and make it suitable to the current situation.

Meanwhile, Thang said that significant achievements of Vietnam over the past 30 years of reform are obvious evident of flexible and creative application of the document to the new situation.

Thongsalit Mangnomek said that the LPRP has been persistent to the spirit of the manifesto, combining the principles of Marxism with the reality of the country.

He highlighted the vitality of the manifesto as a scientific basis with important role in society’s ideology system.

At the same time, Novikov affirmed that so far, the manifesto has still been a guiding star for progressive forces of Russia and the world.

On the occasion, Novikov presented a medal on the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution to Vo Van Thuong and Nguyen Xuan Thang.-VNA