Pyongyang, January 7 (KCNA) — As announced in the Joint New Year Editorial, there is no slightest change in our principled stand toward promoting co-existence, co-prosperity and common interests, transcending differences of the north and the south in ideology and system and achieving national reunification with the unity of the whole nation, as taught by President Kim Il Sung in his lifetime.
Rodong Sinmun today stresses this in a signed article.
The entire fellow countrymen should unite as one under the banner of great national unity to form a strong driving force for the reunification of the country. Herein lies the key to achieving the reunification in an independent way, smashing every anti-reunification move of the separatists within and without, the article says, and goes on:
Fellow countrymen from all walks of life in the north, the south and abroad are different in living environment and conditions, ideology, political view and religious belief, the standards of learning and property. However, they, as members of the nation, are the same in mind and will to love the country and the nation, value the dignity of the nation and give priority to the common interests of the nation.
There is neither reason nor condition for proletarians and men of property, atheists and believers, communists and nationalists not to get united, if they subordinate everything to the sacred cause common to the nation, that is reunification and independence of the country and prosperity and development of the reunified country.
The great unity of the nation is achieved and cemented not in words but in the course of joint action of the entire Koreans at home and abroad for pooling efforts and wisdom for national reunification.
It is possible to build up a strong driving force of reunification and successfully achieve the reunification of the country if workers, farmers, students, intellectuals, believers, national capitalists of conscience and all other Koreans at home and abroad who want reunification, promote co-existence, co-prosperity and common interests, organizationally unite, support and cooperate with each other and take concerted action, transcending differences in ideology, ideal and system.
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