Friedrich Engels is a brilliant theorizer, a resilient revolutionary fighter and a great leader of the working class and worldwide communists, confirmed a Politburo member at a national scientific seminar in Hanoi on Nov. 27.
Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and permanent member of the CPVCC’s Secretariat said Engels is the closest friend, comrade and communist of Karl Marx.
Engels and Marx founded Marxism, scientific and revolutionary theory and the ideology of the working class and the communists in the fight to abolish the capitalist regime and build a new socialism and communism, Sang said.
Engels also joined Marx in disseminating the revolutionary thought and building revolutionary organizations for the working class, he said, adding that Engels became a leader of the working class struggle movement in European countries in mid 19th century.
The Party official pointed out that the 80-year revolutionary cause of Vietnam and its people, led by the CPV and President Ho Chi Minh, have overcome many difficulties and challenges to gain great victories.
The CPV always affirms Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought as the thought foundation and a guideline for action, he said.
Speeches presented at the seminar highlighted Engels’ thought and theoretical contributions and his bright personality to the world’s revolution as well as focused on the values of Engels’ theories to Vietnam’s revolution and its current renovation process.