Dr. Ruvislei González (Photo: VNA)


So assessed Doctor of Economics Ruvislei González Sáez, a leading Cuban research expert on Vietnam, Deputy Head of Asia Department of the Cuban International Political Research Institute (CIPI) and the Vice President of Cuba - Vietnam Friendship Association, who has spent many years studying the history of Vietnam and regularly issued articles on Vietnam’s outstanding events.

In an interview granted for the Vietnam News Agency, he said that the establishment of the CPV on February 3rd, 1930 by uniting 3 communist organizations was the first and clearest evidence for the great unity. “The unification of 3 communist organizations helped gather different patriotic forces, including the youth, intellectuals, farmers or craftspersons, for national liberation,” he said. “Therefore, February 3rd, 1930 marked the decisive turning point for the arduous struggle for independence and was the starting point for a glorious revolutionary process of Vietnam.”

According to the Cuban researcher, to promote solidarity for common goals, the CPV must have the right strategy at the same time on many fronts, not only to meet the urgent needs of the revolutionary struggle, but also prepare for the ideological changes of Vietnamese society. One of the examples was the decision to eradicate illiteracy by using national language (Quoc Ngu) in education.

In his viewpoint, the Cuban researcher highlighted CPV’s consistent policies designed for each historical period, especially typical strategies put forth in Party Congresses. Notably, the 1st National Party Congress in 1935 identified to use Marxist struggle to liberate the nation; the 3rd Party Congress in 1960 deciding to carry out two tasks of both building socialism in the north and liberating the south for national reunification; the 6th Party Congress in 1986 putting forth Doi Moi (renewal) policy; the 9th Party Congress in 2001 identifying Vietnam's development direction in the new century towards industrialization and modernization, with a socialist-oriented market economy.

It is clear that the CPV leadership is a decisive factor for Vietnam's great achievements over the past nearly a century, both in the struggle for national liberation and protection, as well as in national construction and development.

Ho Chi Minh thought - foundation of the Vietnam Revolution’s victory

The Cuban researcher asserts that the ideological foundation for the correct and successful decisions of the Vietnam Revolution is Ho Chi Minh's thought combined with Marxism - Leninism. Theoretically, President Ho Chi Minh and the CPV made important contributions to the way to socialism of underdeveloped colonies. But not only the theory, the Vietnam Revolution has provided valuable practical experiences on its development path, while both building socialism and fighting for territorial integrity and national liberation.

Dr. González especially emphasized the ideas of building solidarity, collective leadership, combining national strength with international power and the power of the era in Ho Chi Minh thought.

In the period of national construction and development, according to Mr. González, Ho Chi Minh's thought was most clearly applied during the Doi Moi process by democratizing Party and State leading agencies, recognizing and making favourable conditions for all economic sectors, and applying deep regional and international integration policies./.

Compiled by BTA