At the event (Source: VNA)
 
Vientiane (VNA) – The fifth international workshop on socialism, themed “Applying Marxism-Leninism Doctrine in socialism building”, took place in Vientiane, Laos on November 22, attracting more than 100 delegates from Vietnam, China, Cuba and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

In his opening speech, President of the Lao National Institute for Social Sciences Soukkongseng Sayaleuth affirmed that socialism is a great achievement of Marxism-Leninism, adding that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution of Russia and the birth of the first socialist country.

Though the Soviet Union and socialist countries in Eastern Europe collapsed, other socialist nations are still consistent with socialist ideals and goals and further prosper, proved by achievements in reform and socialism building in China, Vietnam and Laos, he said.

He urged socialist nations to strengthen solidarity amid complicated developments in the world in order to continue reaping successes in socialism building.

Vice President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Pham Van Duc suggested developing and flexibly applying new concepts and basic principles of Marxism-Leninism in countries in each stage.

During the two-day event, delegates will attend four sessions on the role of Marxism-Leninism in building the people’s democratic States, Marxism-Leninism’s leadership role in developing political system and uniting solidarity, Marxism-Leninism theory in developing socialist-oriented economy in each nation.

They will also hear 19 reports to be delivered by delegates from Vietnam, China and Laos.-VNA