The Communist Party of Vietnam - a bright example to follow
PANO - Despite global financial crisis, Vietnam has been developing strongly thanks to the wise leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. This was stated by Vojtech Filip, Chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia cum Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Czech Chamber of Deputies in an exclusive interview given to a reporter from the People’s Army Newspaper on August 10th in Hanoi.
The Party’s right orientations result in success
Chairman Vojtech Filip revealed that he had visited Vietnam more than 10 times and the latest trip was in April, 2011. Vietnam’s comprehensive development in recent years, especially when the global financial crisis has badly impacted several nations in the world came as a nice surprise to him.
Vojtech Filip said that these successes were resulted from the right leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
|Mr. Vojtech Filip
He explained that in order to prevent global financial storm, some governments have applied new policies hoping to rid their countries out of the crisis, but on the contrary, these policies posed new difficulties on people. What he had witnessed during his visit to Vietnam confirmed that all people and businesses had been supported by the Government. The Communist Party of Vietnam has taken the initiative in working out clear oriented policies to help develop the economy for the benefit of its people.
Not only admired achievements of Vietnam’s renewal process, Chairman Vojtech Filip also respected and highly appreciated the position and experience of the Communist Party of Vietnam and its important role at meetings and forums of international Communist Parties and workers.
The sound leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam is an example for other communist parties in the world, including those in Europe.
Whole-heartedly assistance to Vietnamese community in Czech
Chairman Vojtech Filip said that the promotion of the friendship, cooperation and traditional relations between the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and the Communist Party of Vietnam over the past time have contributed to boosting the political, socio-economic cooperation between the two countries.
He also emphasized that the two Parties will promote information and experience exchanges, traditional cooperation and friendship between the two countries in the time to come. Noteworthy, the two sides need to boost their economic cooperation, investment and trade with a focus on construction, power and transportation.
Chairman Vojtech Filip said that at present, more than 60,000 Vietnamese have been living in the Czech Republic. This is the third largest community in the country and they would like to be recognized as an ethnic group by the Czech Government. However, to this end, it would take time and two conditions should be met. Firstly, the living time in Czech is 40-50 years. Currently, some foreign communities have been recognized as ethnic groups, including those from Slovakia, Germany, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. Meanwhile, Vietnamese community in Czech was formed in the 1980s. Thus their living duration is not long enough. Secondly, each community must have unique cultural activities. Regarding this condition, Chairman Vojtech Filip pledged that the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia will assist Vietnamese community in organising cultural activities during great days of Vietnam.
As regard to the complicated development in the East Sea recently, Chairman Vojtech Filip confirmed that the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia supports Vietnam’s viewpoint in settling disputes in the East Sea with peaceful measures and on the basis of international law and the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea 1982.
“The most important thing is that all sides should respect every detail ruled in the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea 1982”, he stressed.
Reported by Linh Oanh
Translated by Mai Ngoc