The 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC), was held from November 21 to 27 in Hanoi and the northern province of Quang Ninh. The event was the first of its kind to be held in Vietnam.
The new executive committee of 40 members elected Pallab Sengupta, General Secretary of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation, as President of the WPC with absolute consensus.
Thanasis Pafilis was re-elected General Secretary of the Council, and Iraklis Tsavdaridis was elected Executive Secretary.
The committee also elected five Vice Presidents representing the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Europe, and 11 members of the council’s secretariat.
During a meeting with the WPC delegation, the President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Do Van Chien emphasized that Vietnam has suffered great pains and losses during wars so the Vietnamese are deeply aware of the value of peace.
He expressed a wish that the agenda of the WPC’s 22nd assembly will be realized so that people in the world and the Vietnamese in particular can live and cooperate for common development in a peaceful world.
Leaders of the WPC and foreign delegates expressed their respect for President Ho Chi Minh and admiration of Vietnam’s traditions and achievements. They said they want to work together with Vietnam to maintain world peace and strive for a fair and just world order.
The WPC, an organisation leading the world peace movement, gathers 135 organisations of communist and left-wing parties in more than 100 countries. From an international anti-imperialist movement of the masses, after more than 70 years of development, it has become part of the world peace movement closely cooperating with international movements and countries to promote peace around the globe.
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In Defence of Communism, Novmber 27, 2022, http://www.idcommunism.com/