SP, Nepal Communist Party sign MoU on cooperation

By Staff Reporter

Zambia’s Socialist Party and the Nepal Communist Party have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that effectively bind the two political parties to work together and exchange ideas in matters of common interest.

The two were part of a team of 22 organisations from 17 countries that attended the just ended 200th Anniversary Seminar on Marxism and Socialism held in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu from May 30 to 31.

Socialist Party General Secretary Dr Cosmas Musumali and Nepal Communist Party Senior Leader Madhavu Kumar Nepal signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

“On the invitation of Nepal Communist Party, Comrade Cosmas Musumali, General Secretary of the Socialist Party of Zambia has visited Nepal to participate in 200th Anniversary Seminar on Marxism and Socialism held at Kathmandu Nepal on May 30 – 31, 2018,” read the MoU in part.

“Following discussions between two parties, the undersign[ed] parties, who believe in Marxism and are committed to the transformation of our respective societies into socialist societies, have decided to establish formal and fraternal relation[s] between our two parties on this day of May 30, 2018.”

And at the end of the seminar, delegates adopted and signed a declaration to, among other things, build and promote international solidarity among Marxist movements in the world.

The 22 political organisations represented include the Socialist Party of Zambia; Socialist Alliance of Australia; Socialist Party of Bangladesh; Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh; Communist Party of Bangladesh; Workers Party of Bangladesh, Communist Party of China; MLPD Germany; CPI (ML) Liberation of India; Communist Party of India (CPI); and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Others are the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Lao People’s Revolutionary Party; Democratic Way of Morocco; Nepal Communist Party; Nepal Communist Party (Masal); Communist Party of Russian Federation; Communist Party of Sri Lanka; JVP, Sri Lanka; Revolutionary Workers Party of South Africa; United Socialist Party of Venezuela; and the Communist Party of Vietnam.

“We recognise that the contemporary world is undergoing multiple contradictions, rapid scientific and technological innovations and changes. Unequal distribution of wealth and resources, hegemony and imperialism are still persistent. The resistance and struggles of the Marxist parties and working masses have been contributing for a better world to realise justice, equality, liberty, peace and prosperity combined with socialism,” the declaration red in part.

“We have realised the urgency of further strengthening the movement. To march ahead, we believe on international solidarity and cooperation among the Marxist parties in the world. We extend our solidarity to all those who are fighting for people’s democracy, socialism, justice, equality, peace, environment protection and inclusivity, women liberation, end of racism, all forms of extremism, caste and gender discrimination, poverty, capitalist exploitation and monopoly capitalism in the world.” Delegates also appreciated the Nepal Communist Party’s success in the creative implementation of Marxism.

they further congratulated the party on its landslide victory in the last elections for local bodies, provincial assemblies and federal parliament, which resulted in the party forming government.

“We express our commitments to promote and enrich Marxism through its creative application in respective countries to achieve socialism in the world. We also reaffirm our mutual solidarity and commitment to continue exchange of ideas and experiences among ourselves in the days to come,” declared the delegates.