The Working Group for the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties met in Lisbon, invited by the Portuguese Communist Party, on May 27, 2006. In this meeting, as in previous meetings, other Communist and Workers’ Parties that are not members of the Working Group were invited to participate. The meeting was attended by the Workers’ Party of Belgium, the Communist Party of Brazil, the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic), the Communist Party of Cuba, AKEL from Cyprus, the Communist Party of Greece, the Communist Party of India, the Portuguese Communist Party, the Communist Party of Spain, the Party of Communists of Catalunya and the Communist Party of Turkey.

The Working Group, having analysed several issues relative to the preparation of the next International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties, decided that the meeting will be held in the region of Lisbon, Portugal, on November 10, 11, and 12, 2006, hosted by the Portuguese Communist Party.

The Working Group, having considered a broad set of suggestions made by the participating Parties, and others that were unable to be present but who sent their opinions to the Working Group, decided that the theme of the International Meeting of 2006 will be: "Danger and potentialities of the international situation. The imperialist strategy and the energy issue, the peoples struggle and the experience of Latin America, the prospect of socialism."

Lisbon, May 27, 2006