From the CPUSA’s Peoples Weekly World
US communist leader believes in Vietnam’s success
Chairman Sam Webb made the remark when he was received by CPV General Secretary Nong Duc Manh in Hanoi on December 11.
He said Vietnam’s achievements are significant to all people in the world who have been fighting for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.
The US communist leader reassured the Vietnamese people that his party would lead further ahead with its support for Vietnam’s revolutionary cause, the relationship and co-operation between the States and the peoples of the two countries, while raising voice about the US Government’s responsibility for compensation for the aftermaths of the Vietnam war.
General Secretary Manh expressed his gratitude for the valuable support and friendship that the communists and other people in the US have expressed towards the Vietnamese people in their national liberation cause in the past and their current national construction and defence programmes.
He affirmed the Vietnamese Party and State’s consistent policy of shelving the past and looking towards the future in its relations with the US, boosting friendly relations and tight co-operation between the two countries in a spirit of constructive friendship, long-term stability, mutual respect, non-interference in internal affairs, equality and mutual benefits.
During the same day, the US delegation had a working session with a CPV delegation led by Nguyen Van Son, member of the CPV Central Committee and Head of the CPVCC’s Commission for External Affairs.
The two sides exchanged views concerning international and regional issues of common concern, and discussed measures to strengthen the liaisons between the two Parties as a step towards further boosting the co-operation between the two countries.