The final day of the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties started with a commemoration for Fidel Castro.

The final day of the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties started with a commemoration for Fidel Castro on the second anniversary of his loss and commemoration for all other revolutionary militants that lost their lives.

The statement of solidarity that was introduced by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) was greatly supported by the participatory parties. 

Former president of Council of State and Council of Ministers, historical leader of the Communist Party of Cuba, commander in chief of Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces Fidel Castro, a towering figure of 20th-century history, died at the age of 90.

"We address that, despite the ceaselessly encountered challenges and attacks, the 60 years of experience of Cuba, at a very close distance to the bastion of the world imperialism, is the living proof of the historical legitimacy of socialism against capitalism," the statement said.

"In these 60 years, Cuba has established a participatory social system on the basis of equality and justice and has been able to cover the essential needs of all citizens, without any single citizen being left unprotected. Exceptional developments in education, health, culture and science has been accomplished, which have in many ways enlightened and benefitted peoples of the world. Cuba not only inspired but also supported the liberation struggles and just causes of people who rose up against imperialism," it added. 

The communist and workers’ parties who participate at the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens, they hereby declare that they salute the memory of comrade Fidel with respect, admiration and revolutionary feelings.

"We are standing in solidarity with the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban people against the imperialist aggression and fully condemn the unjust blockade of the USA against Cuba," the statement said. 

Signatories:

Communist Party of Albania
Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
Communist Party of Argentina
Communist Party of Australia
Party of Labour of Austria
Communist Party of Azerbaijan
Democratic Progressive Tribune
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Communist Party of Belarus
Communist Party of Belgium
Communist Party of Bolivia
Brazilian Communist Party
Communist Party of Brazil
New Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Bulgaria
Party of Bulgarian Communists
Communist Party of Canada
Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia
Communist Party of Cuba
AKEL
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Communist Party in Denmark
Force of Revolution
Communist Party of Ecuador
Communist Party of Estonia
Communist Party of Finland
French Communist Party
Communist Party of Macedonia
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers' Party
Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
TUDEH
Communist Party of Iraq
Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
Communist Party of Ireland
Workers Party of Ireland
Communist Party of Israel
Communist Party, Italy
Jordanian Communist Party
Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
Workers Party of Korea
Party of the Communists of Kyrgyzstan
Lao Peoples' Revolutionary Party
Socialist Party of Latvia
Lebanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Luxembourg
AKFM
Communist Party of Malta
Communist Party of Mexico
Nepal Communist Party
New Communist Party of Netherlands
Communist Party of Norway
Communist Party of Pakistan
Palestinian Communist Party
Palestinian People's Party
Paraguayan Communist Party
Communist Party of Poland
Portuguese Communist Party
Romanian Socialist Party
Communist Party of Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Russian Federation
RCWP-CPSU
Union of Communist Parties - CPSU
Communists of Serbia
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Communist Party of Slovakia
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of Spain
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Communist Party of the Poeples of Spain
Communist Party of Sri Lanka
Sudanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Swaziland
Communist Party of Sweden
Communist Party of Turkey
EMEP
Communist Party of Ukraine
Union of Communists of Ukraine
Communist Party USA
Communist Party of Venezuela
Communist Party of Vietnam

Source:

International Communist Press