The communist parties of Vietnam and Japan held their third theoretical symposium to promote mutual understanding and work out theories to deal with new tasks arising from the path toward socialism.

At the symposium in Tokyo on Nov. 8, To Huy Rua, a politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, delivered a presentation dealing with socialism on the request for renewal in the context of globalisation and international integration.

Rua said that changes in the modern world have required changes in understanding and the shaping of new concepts on socialism.

He said the Communist Party of Vietnam has been clearly aware of new tendencies and characteristics of movement and changes of the modern world and their impacts and influences on the development of all nations.

Accordingly, the Communist Party of Vietnam has paid attention to combining the world’s popularity and Vietnam ’s specific characteristics, national power and strength to boost renewal in transition to socialism.

In his presentation, Tetsuzo Fuwa, former President of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) and Head of the JCP’s Social Science Institute, raised practical issues and challenges arising in theoretical, economic, political, social, and environmental fields in the transitional period to socialism.

Analysing the development process in several socialist countries, Fuwa noted that communist parties need to continue conducting theoretical studies on development through practical activities in order to carry on with the previous fruits of development in the face of challenges of the modern era.

As planned, the seminar will close on Nov. 9.

During their stay in Japan , the delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam is scheduled to pay a courtesy visit to JCP President Kazuo Shii on Nov. 10 before leaving for visits to Osaka and Nara cities./.