A Vietnamese delegation, led by the Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, Tran Dac Loi, attended the international conference of communist and workers’ parties organised by the Czech Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia in Prague on May 23-24.

Nearly 100 delegates from communist, workers and left-wing parties, as well as different social movements from more than 20 countries discussed their future orientations, the legitimacy of building an anti-fascist front and their experience in creating a new society based on social equality, as well as socialism in the 21 st century.

They shared the view that neo-liberal capitalism was a direct cause of the global financial crisis and economic downturn, undermining social welfare, healthcare and education, and creating pressures on employment and environmental protection.

They said the return of right-wing parties and fascism was posing a challenge to communist and workers’ parties and progressive left-wing forces around the world. In this context, the participants pledged to increase solidarity, facilitate experience sharing, and expand coordination between left-wing and progressive forces in order to safeguard peace and secure the rights of workers in the name of equality and sustainable development.

Vietnam, China and Cuba were hailed for their successful communist models.

The conference adopted a statement calling for peace and resisting the potential return of fascism 70 years after the end of the Second World War.-VNA