China, Laos hold first theory seminar on socialist construction

15:28, October 22, 2010      

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The first theory seminar held by communist parties of China and Laos opened in Vientiane on Friday with the theme of "Major theory and practice in the socialist modernization drive".

Liu Yunshan, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, and Thongsing Thammavong, member of the Political Bureau of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and Laotian National Assembly President attended the seminar and delivered keynote speeches.

In his speech, Liu said China and Laos are both socialist countries. The CPC and LPRP, ruling parties of the two countries, have scored major achievements in pushing forward the socialist construction cause in the respective country. Meanwhile, the two parties are faced with similar tasks and challenges.

Liu said it is important for the two parties and two countries to strengthen exchanges and learn from each other in the socialist modernization drive.

Liu said CPC has accumulated many important thoughts on building socialist country in the past three decades in the country's reform and open-up process.

Liu said China's practice showed that it is important to pursue theoretic innovation and provide guidance for the socialist construction cause.

It is important to develop economic and stick to reform and open-up, so as to lay a solid material base for the socialist construction, said Liu.

Liu said it is important to seek the coordinated development of the economy, politics, culture and social cause, and strive for building a well-off society.

Liu said it is important to strike a balance among reform, development and stability, and create a favorable condition for the socialist modernization drive.

Liu said it is important to unswervingly pursue an independent foreign police of peace and stick to the path of peaceful development.

Liu said it is important to constantly strengthen the leadership of the CPC and improve the governing capacity of CPC.

Liu said China will continue to uphold the great banner of socialist development with Chinese characteristics, emancipate the mind, keep pace with the times, promote sound and fast social and economic development and open up a new prospect in the socialist construction cause.

Thongsing reviewed in his speech the practice and experience of LPRP in the socialist construction cause in the past years.

Thongsing said Laos has upheld the economic development as the central task with the public sector remaining dominant and diverse sectors of the economy developing side by side.

Thongsing said Laos has been committed to improving social welfare and building a government under the rule of law.

Thongsing said these experiences ensure the continuous development of Lao innovation cause.

Thongsing said the exchanges between Laos and China on major theory and practice in the socialist construction will push the innovation and reform causes of Laos and China to a new high.

More than 100 experts, government officials from China and Laos attended the seminar.



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