Tour of Mt. Kumgang should not be blocked

Pyongyang, September 25 (KCNA) — With the approach of the day when tour of Mt. Kumgang begins under an agreement between the National Economic Cooperation Federation of the DPRK and a non-governmental economic organisation of South Korea, efforts to block it are underway in South Korea.

In this regard, the spokesman for the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee released a statement on September 24.
On June 22, an agreement was adopted on cooperation of the federation and the “Hyundai Business Group” of South Korea in tour of Mt. Kumgang.
The statement says:
The “National Assemblymen” from the “Grand National Party” and the “United Liberal Democrats” and some right-wing elements in South Korea are submitting a “petition” for a stop to the tour of Mt. Kumgang. They held a “rally to call for a stop to the tour of Mt. Kumgang” in a bid to build up public opinion against the tour.
Mt. Kumgang of Korea is well known to the world for its fascinating, mysterious and scenic beauty.
We, considerate of the ardent desire of the South Koreans to see Mt. Kumgang, a pride of the nation, have provided them with a chance of the tour of Mt. Kumgang with compatriotic feelings.
Anyone who truly wants national reconciliation, unity and reunification and feels extremely grieved for the misfortunes and pains of the fellow countrymen should welcome this compatriotic step of the north, give great help for its successful realisation and make all sincere efforts to reunify the country through the tour.
The “National Assemblymen” from the “Grand National Party” and the “United Liberal Democrats” of South Korea, however, are employing every conceivable technique to block the tour as well as national reconciliation and unity.
The South Korean right-wing reactionaries who deal in distrust and confrontation, rejecting the compatriotic help from fellow countrymen, are a herd of traitors to the nation.

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