The 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) started in Hà Nội yesterday with more than 100 representatives participating.— VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
HÀ NỘI — The 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) started in Hà Nội yesterday with more than 100 representatives participating.
This is the first time the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) has hosted the event.
Hoàng Bình Quân, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, underlined the significance of promoting fights for peace, independence and sovereignty as well as workers’ benefits.
He stressed the need to observe the UN Charter’s fundamental principles and international law, especially respecting independence and sovereignty of countries, and settling disputes via peaceful means, without intervening in nations’ internal affairs and use or threat to use force.
The official confirmed that the CPV attaches importance on national independence and building socialism as well as having an external affairs policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, co-operation and development.
The country pays attention to reinforcing and enhancing relations with socialist countries, traditional friends, communist parties, and workers around the world, he said.
He took the occasion to thank global communist parties, workers and peace-loving people for their solidarity and support to Việt Nam.
Established in 1998, the IMCWP gathers more than 120 communist and workers’ parties from 85 countries.
The event will run until Sunday. — VNS