The world conference of communist and workers parties continues in Moscow. A message of greeting?
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Background: The world conference of communist and workers parties continues in Moscow. A message of greeting to the procidional revolutionary government of South Vietnam was unanimously approved at the morning meeting on June 12th. It said in the message that delegates to the conference see the establishment of the new revolutionary government as a new and important stage in the heroic liberation effort of the Vietnamese people. The conference assured the people of Vietnam of support to continue until they triumph in their struggle.
A statement in support of the Greek communists and other patriots, who are suffering reprisals, was also unanimously approved by the conference.
The representatives of 75 communist and workers parties thanked all organisations and the Soviet workingmen for sending messages of greeting and wishes of success to the conference.
Member of the Ceylon communist party's political bureau Mr. Rathavir, who chaired the morning meeting, turned the floor over to general secretary of the communist party of the United States Mr. Gus Hall. Mr Hall made a highly-emotional speech describing the activities of the American communists.
Mr. Gus Hall said that the greatest danger to world peace is represented by American imperialism. It is the nuclear sword of Damocles which has so far remained sheathed thanks to the forces of our new rimes and especially to the powerful military and nuclear shield represented by the Soviet Union. Mr. Hall called on communists to consolidate international oserova international unity and ensure the cohesion of all progressive forces to repel imperialism, first and foremost the imperialism of the United States.
He said that it is the supreme duty of communists to defeat the American imperialism that strives to make South Vietnam a colony. It is up to the communists to make the United States ruling circles compensate the material losses inflicted on the Vietnamese people.
Mr. Hall lavelled sharp criticism at the Maoists and described their policy as antagonistic to the forces of socialism and the entire communist movement. He also spoke of the need to fight opportunism. Mr. Hall stressed that present conference is most important to the consolidation of unity between brother parties and to the cohesion of the anti-imperialist front.
Representative of the Sudanese communist party and general secretary of the Peoples Vanguard party of Costa Rica Manual Mora spoke about the advances of the national liberation movements in their countries.
Vice-chairman of the Left party of communists in Sweden Lars Werner and chitman of the Belgian communist party Marc Drumeau also spoke at the morning meeting.