Sunday, November 19, 2023

European Communist Action: KKE's Koutsoumbas addressed the founding meeting in Athens

The founding meeting of the European Communist Action was held at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece in Athens, on Saturday 18 November. 

Delegations from twelve Communist and Workers' Parties from Europe participated in the event: Labour Party of Austria (PdA), Communist Revolutionary Party of France (PCRF), Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Swiss Communist Party, Workers' Party of Ireland, Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), Communist Front of Italy, New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN), Union of Communists of Ukraine, Communist Party of Sweden (SKP), Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), Communist Workers' Party of Finland. 

In his introductory speech, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas welcomed the representatives and expressed his appreciation for their solidarity and support towards the KKE and the struggles of the labour-popular movement in Greece. 

Among other things, Koutsoumbas stressed the importance of supporting the fair struggle of the Palestinian people and emphasized, among other things, that "we defend the right of the Palestinian people to have their own homeland, an independent Palestinian state, on the borders of 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, next to Israel." 

Koutsoumbas underlined that the refugees must return and the political prisoners must be released from the Israeli prisons. 

The full introductory speech of the KKE General Secretary will be published in the following days.  

It is noted that the founding meeting of the European Communist Action comes two months after the termination of the activity of the European Communist Initiative.