EIPCO for unity: in Havana
Granma, Cuba, October 26, 2022 — Delegates from 65 countries from all continents will attend the 22nd EIPCO, International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties to be held 27-29 at the Havana Convention Palace.
“United we are stronger” is the slogan of the event in which representatives of 82 political forces and 31 delegations headed by their presidents or general secretaries will participate.
The meeting will promote the debate on the challenges of the leftist forces in the face of the imperialist offensive, in their eagerness to impose hegemony at the global level.
There will be reflections on how to strengthen the unity, solidarity, and coordination of the communist and workers’ parties of the world.
The occasion will also be propitious to coordinate initiatives and exchange ideas about the international situation and the problems faced by each of the parties in their regional and national spaces.
Founded in 1998 in Greece, in a context of uncertainty after the collapse of the socialist camp and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, EIPCO is today the most comprehensive and oldest organization of communist parties that exists. Its constitution was promoted by the Greek Communist Party and it has developed a systematic work.
117 organizations from countries of all continents are part of this collective, which since its second meeting created a working group that integrates parties from different geographical regions. Last March, in a meeting held in Portugal, the celebration of the XXII Meeting in Havana was approved.
The Communist Party of Cuba, representing Latin America and the Caribbean, has attended all the meetings held by that organization since its foundation and has contributed with proposals that contribute to fostering international unity and solidarity among communist and workers’ parties, without excluding positions.
Cuba values EIPCO as a necessary space for the exchange of experiences and cooperation among the communist parties of the world, at a time characterized by a strong offensive of neoliberal capitalism against workers’ rights, as well as a fierce anti-communist campaign, particularly in the countries of Eastern Europe, in a context of growing threats to world peace and stability. (RHC)