The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) Kemal Okuyan and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas will deliver speeches in the opening event of the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) which will take place in Izmir between 18 and 20 October.
According to 902 portal, Dimitris Koutsoumbas will be the head of a large delegation of the KKE, including Giorgos Marinos, member of the Poltical Bureau and MP, Elisseos Vagenas, member of the Central Committee and responsible of the Party's International Relations Section, the Party's MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos and Aris Evangelidis, member of the International Relations Section of the KKE.
The KKE delegation will collaborate with the comrades of the TKP in order to ensure the preparation and the success of the International Meeting. It must be reminded that this year's 21st IMCWP is the first one that is co-organized by two Communist Parties, under the subject "100th Anniversary of the founding of the Communist International. The fight for peace and socialism continues!".
More that 70 Communist Parties from 60 countries are going to participate in the International Meeting which takes place under complex and difficult circumstances due to the ongoing Turkish military operation in northeast Syria. Due to these conditions, the TKP decided to cancel a major gathering that would be held on October 19 in Izmir.