Vice Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong delivers a speech at the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) in Athens, Greece. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was among 91 communist parties from 73 countries around the world attending the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) in Athens, Greece from November 23 – 25.

This year’s meeting was themed “The contemporary working class and its alliance. The tasks of its political vanguard – the Communist and Worker’s Parties – in the struggle against exploitation and imperialist wars, for the rights of the workers and of the peoples, for peace, for socialism.”

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Vice Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong, delivered a speech at the event, which highlighted the historic mission of the Vietnamese working class in leading the Vietnamese revolution. The working class is also the key force in the alliance led by the CPV.

The delegation also shared with other delegations the main directions and major tasks of the CPV in the coming time, and contributed to drafting the general direction for the IMCWP in the time ahead.

Other participating parties emphasised the role of Marxism – Leninism in the struggle of communists and the working class in today’s context when speaking at the event. The meeting discussed the crisis of capitalism, saying the crisis is posing threats to the world as it can trigger wars and escalate conflicts within the capitalist society itself and between the proletariat and bourgeoisie.

The parties also discussed tasks for the time ahead and passed the 20th IMCWP’s appeal.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Cuong had a working session with leaders of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and conveyed a congratulatory message from the CPV to the KKE on the KKE’s 100th founding anniversary. He also held bilateral meetings with delegates of many parties to seek measures to boost relations and exchange views on issues of mutual interest. –VNA