The fourth China-Cuba Bipartisan Theory Seminar was successfully held

2022-06-11 0 By

From March 23 to 24, the 4th China-Cuba Bipartisan Theory Seminar, co-hosted by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee and the International Relations Department of the CPC Central Committee, was successfully held by video.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the COMMUNIST Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Diaz-Canel, first Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of the Ancient Communist Party of China (CPC), respectively congratulated the symposium, which pointed out the direction for the future development of bilateral relations and provided important guidance for the two parties to strengthen the exchange of experience on governance.General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in his congratulatory letter that in the face of the new situation and new tasks, it is timely for the two parties of China and Cuba to conduct theoretical research under the theme of “Strengthening Party building and forging ahead on the New Journey of Socialism in the new Era”, which is of great significance for us to explore the path of socialist development in line with our national conditions.The symposium was held at a time when the Communist Party of China has led the Chinese people in achieving historic achievements in reform, opening up and socialist modernization, and socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era.On the Cuban side, the National Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba in April 2021 drew up strategic plans and arrangements for the development of the Party and the state at present and in the future, drawing up blueprints for the building of prosperous, democratic and sustainable socialism in Cuba, which is of great significance to the cause of socialism in Cuba.China and Cuba enjoy traditional friendship and time-honored historical exchanges.In history, both countries suffered from foreign aggression and oppression, and both peoples fought arduously for their national independence and liberation for a long time.After the victory of the revolution, both countries established socialist systems under the leadership of the Communist Party and adhered to Marxism-Leninism and communist ideals.In the 1980s and 1990s, the two countries and the two parties withstood the test of the Soviet and Eastern upheavals.At present, the communist Parties of both countries are leading their people in carrying out reform and opening up (Cuba calls it “model renewal”) and building socialism with their own characteristics that suits their national conditions.The current leaders of the two parties and the two countries all express that they should inherit the revolutionary ideals of the older leaders and advance the localization of Marxism with The Times.The two parties and governments support each other’s domestic and foreign policies, learn from each other’s governance experience, promote cooperation in various fields and jointly push forward bilateral relations and the socialist cause.The theme of this seminar is “Strengthening party Building and forging ahead on the New Journey of Middle Ancient Socialism in the New Era”.At the seminar, participants introduced and exchanged the experience of the two parties in leading economic and social development, reform and opening up, scientific and technological innovation and the fight against COVID-19, as well as the party’s Marxist ideology education, cadre training, exchanges with young people, party-mass relations and the building of grassroots Party organizations.The leaders of the two parties personally expressed their congratulations, fully demonstrating the great importance they attach to the seminar.There is no doubt that with the careful nurturing and vigorous promotion of successive generations of leaders of the two parties and countries, China-Cuba relations have grown stronger over time and become a model of solidarity and cooperation among developing countries.The successful convening of this seminar fully demonstrates that party-to-party relations between China and Cuba are an important pillar and the most essential feature of bilateral relations, providing political guidance for the development of bilateral relations.The Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of Cuba are the core of leadership for the socialist cause in their respective countries. In-depth exchanges and mutual learning in theory and practice between the two parties will help strengthen party building and governance capacity of their respective countries and jointly promote new development of relations between the two parties and two countries.At present, China-Cuba relations are at their best in history, and the exchanges between the two parties have entered a new stage of multi-tiered and wide-ranging exchanges.The implementation of the consensus reached by the top leaders of the two parties and two countries is the political guarantee for us to conduct dialogue, enhance political mutual trust, deepen cooperation in various fields and support each other on international and regional issues.Implementing the important consensus reached by the top leaders of the two parties and two countries and consolidating the positive outcomes and experience of this seminar will not only promote the development of the relations between the two parties and two countries in the new era, but also make greater contributions to modernizing and localizing Marxism and promoting the development of the world socialist movement.(The author is a member of the Honors Division of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a researcher of the Institute of Latin American Studies.)