The Communist Party of Vietnam has not only embraced the principles of Marxism-Leninism, but from Ho Chi Minh onward, has successfully applied it to the realities of Vietnamese society and to enhance Vietnam’s place in the world.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
London (VNA) - The Communist Party of Vietnam has
not only embraced the principles of Marxism-Leninism, but from Ho Chi Minh
onward, has successfully applied it to the realities of Vietnamese society and
to enhance Vietnam’s place in the world.
This is the statement made by Kenny Coyle, member of the International Commission of the Communist Party of Britain.
According to Coyle, General
Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen
Phu Trong’s article
number of theoretical and practical issues on socialism and the
path towards socialism in Vietnam" offers some fascinating answers to the success of Vietnam and outlines
the tremendous vitality of modern Vietnam.
He said the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has
resisted both dogmatic approaches to Marxism, which fail to take into account
ever-changing conditions, and also various anti-socialist ideologies which
would trap Vietnam within a neo-colonial network.
pointed out the
process of “Doi Moi” (Renewal), with
the creation of a socialist-oriented market economy, has allowed the CPV to
successfully avoid stagnation and chart a new and innovative path in socialist
the initiation of the “Doi Moi” reforms in 1986, Vietnam has achieved
stunning progress in raising the living standards of the Vietnamese people.
visited Vietnam more than six times between 2000 and 2019, Coyle said he has seen
the rapid modernisation of the country.
He added that
struggle of the Vietnamese people for national liberation and socialism has
always been an inspiration for British communists, saying despite the devastation
created by the American War, the country’s heroic people went on to build a
re-united Vietnam following their victory in 1975.
pointed to the
role of the Vietnamese communists in this struggle, which enabled a
small country dominated by foreign colonialism and imperialism, and destroyed
by war, to
only to survive against all the odds but to enter a period of stability and
concluded that the
CPV’s theoretical and practical contributions to the building of socialism
should be studied by all those interested in the further development of
Marxism, the stages of socialist transition, and the renewed opportunities for