Thursday, November 29, 2018

Communists meet for world conference in Athens

Andy Brooks and Peter Hendy at the opening of congress
By New Worker correspondent

Delegations from 91 communist parties, representing 73 countries, took part in the 20th international meeting of communist and workers’ parties that was held in Greece last weekend. NCP leader Andy Brooks together with Peter Hendy from the Central Committee, took part in the congress at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) where the first conference began in 1998.
The theme of the meeting was the task of the working class and its political vanguard in the struggle against exploitation and imperialist wars.
The conference, opened by KKE leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas, heard contributions from delegations from all five continents including those from comrades from the ruling parties of China, Cuba, Democratic Korea, Laos and Vietnam,
At the close of the three-day meeting the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Greece was commemorated at a magnificent political and cultural event held on Sunday afternoon at the Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Piraeus, the port of Athens.
Delegates, along with thousands of Greek communists, packed the stadium for a cultural programme performed by prominent Greek artistes to honour the foundation and the glorious activity of a historic and unique Party and the thousands of communists who sacrificed their lives in the struggle.

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