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    Albanian party leader Enver Hoxha has made one of his strongest-ever attacks on China, claiming it has betrayed the doctrines of Marx and Lenin.

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    Albanian party leader Enver Hoxha has made one of his strongest-ever attacks on China, claiming it has betrayed the doctrines of Marx and Lenin. In a major speech in the capital city of Tirana, Mr. Hoxha also accused the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia of restoring various forms of capitalism.

    The General Council of the Democratic Front of Albania mit in Tirana on the 20-th of September 1978.

    The meeting was opened by Comrade ??? Hoxha, First Secretary of the CC of the Party of Labour of Albania ??? Chairman of the General Council of the Democratic Front of Albania.

    Comrade Enver Hoxha spoke about the tasks of the organisation of the Front in the election campaign, dwelling in particular on proletarian democracy, which is genuine democracy.

    Finally Comrade Enver Hoxha stressed that the campaign of the election of Deputies to the People's Assembly, is a major political action for the Democratic Front Organisation of Albania.

    Following Comrade Enver Hoxha's speech, there were many contributors to the discussion, who expressed their unwavering ??? on to strengthen the monolithic unity of the people around the Party, to ceaselessly strengthen our state of the dictatorship of the proletariat and the genuine democracy for the working people. They expressed unanimous solidarity with Comrade Enver Hoxha's speech and stressed that this Document of Historic importance will serve as a inspiration to carry the achievements further in every field of life.

    Then the General Council of the Democratic Front of Albania unanimously approved the Call addressed to the Albanian People, on the occasion the election of Deputies to the People's Assembly.

    SYNOPSIS: The attacks were made at a meeting of the General Council of the Democratic Front, one of Albania's most powerful government organisations. Albania broke off all ties with China in July last year, and since then, China has halted all aid to the tiny Adriatic country. Recently, the Soviet Union said it wished to resume normal relations, which have been at a minimum since 1961. But, in an eight-thousand-word speech, Mr. Hoxha said the Albanian people would fight unwaveringly against what he called Soviet social imperialism. He also attacked China in his address, which reaffirmed Albania's isolation in world communism. But Mr. Hoxha did express the wish to establish friendly relations with neighbouring countries. Some Western observers said this indicated that Albania, which is one of Europe's poorest countries, might make overtures to establish closer ties with neighbouring Greece and Italy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3R75UDWUZRTBPYTJYV00692R
    Media URN:
    VLVA3R75UDWUZRTBPYTJYV00692R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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    N/A

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