(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 23, 2010
THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam organised a six-day visit to the country in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, coinciding with my participation in the international conference on Ho Chi Minh's Legacy and present a paper on 'Ho Chi Minh: National Independence and Socialism,' at the invitation of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy. This conference was organised to commemorate the 120th birth anniversary of Comrade Ho Chi Minh, who was born on May 19, 1890.
a string of high level party leaders and intellectuals from
The country head of UNESCO speaking in the inaugural session said she was attending the conference to fulfil the mandate of the resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its twenty-fourth session held in 1987 on the celebration of the birth of President Ho Chi Minh, “a national hero and a great man of culture”. Further, “The General Conference also considered him an outstanding symbol of national affirmation since he had devoted his life to freeing Vietnam and the Vietnamese people, thereby contributing to the common struggle of all people for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress, they also considered that his important and multifaceted contributions in the fields of culture, education and the arts crystallised Vietnam's cultural tradition, one that stretches back several thousand years and that his ideals embodied the aspirations of people as they strive to affirm their cultural identity and promote mutual understanding.
these considerations, the General Conference recommended to Member
that they join in the commemoration of the birth of President Ho Chi
organising various events as a tribute to his memory in order to spread
knowledge of the greatness of his ideals and his work for national
They also requested the director general of UNESCO to take appropriate
celebrate his birth and to lend support to commemorative activities
on that occasion, in particular those taking place in
It is very rarely that the UN commemorates, let alone passes a resolution recommending the member states to join in this commemoration of the birth of a Communist leader. This, in itself, speaks volumes about the greatness of Comrade Ho Chi Minh. Thus, it is indeed an honour to represent the Party in the conference commemorating the birthday of such a great communist leader.
(The abridged text of the CPI(M)'s intervention is carried elsewhere in this issue)
WITH THE CPV
Wide ranging talks were held with the leaders of the CPV, the highlight of which was the meeting with Truong Tan Sang, member of the Polit Bureau and permanent member of the Secretariat at the new party Central Committee office that has been recently built attached to the old office from where Comrade Ho Chi Minh led the revolution and the unification of Vietnam. (See box for the report on the meeting)
Long discussions were held with Hoang Binh Quan, member of the Central Committee and the chairman of the External Relations Commission. During the discussions Quan explained in detail about various developments that are taking place in the country and the party.
He stated that the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam scheduled to be held in the month of January 2011, is going to be a significant Congress in the history of the party and the country. According to him, many important agendas will be taken up for discussion in this Congress. The Doi-Moi or the reform process being implemented for the past 24 years and the experiences in the implementation of this process would be reviewed. The 1991 Party Programme document would be supplemented and further developed, based on the experiences that the party has gained in these two decades.
that the process of Socialist construction that is being carried out
in the country does not have any blue print and is different from the
pursued elsewhere as it is based on the concrete conditions of their
expressed confidence that
because of this 'concrete application of theory to the concrete
The current economic situation is stable with the country witnessing a steady growth of above 6 per cent of the GDP. The country was able to maintain a growth rate of 5.2 per cent even when the entire world was reeling under the affects of the global crisis and registering negative growth rates. This year the growth rate is expected to be 6.5 per cent.
in their discussions have shared the opinion that the illusions about
Obama across the world are slowly fading away. There is also a
concern about the
CPV's EMPHASIS ON
is giving a lot of importance to the ideological training of its cadre
has two big academies that cater to the political ideological
the cadre. All the provinces in the country have permanent party
impart training to the cadre at the provincial level. Apart from these,
is a Central Political Theoretical Council that is constantly involved
dissemination of political education to all the party members in the
There is also a separate
of the CPV expressed their gratitude to the people of
country level relations between the two countries,
talks were held with Pham Xuan Son, vice chairman, external
relations, Ms Du Thi Huang, secretary of Quang Ninh provincial party
and Ms Huynh Thi Nhan, leader of
report on the visit to