In a fully packed congress hall at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece in Athens, the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties began its works earlier today. The meeting is attended by 91 parties from 73 countries.
An introductory speech was delivered by by the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas.
The 20th IMCWP began with a short video showing significant moments from the 100 year-old activity of the KKE and the working class movement in Greece. After the video, members of the Greek Communist Youth (KNE) holding red flags and shouting slogans ("A century of struggle and sacrifice, the KKE in the vanguard") entered the hall.
Subsquently, the participants raised their fists and sang the "Internationale".
Below you can see a video as well as photos from the beginning of the International Meeting' works.