Pyongyang, September 26 (KCNA) — An Asian regional solidarity meeting for supporting the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea was held in Kathmandu on September 14 under the co-sponsorship of the Asian Regional Committee for Supporting Korea’s Reunification and the Nepalese Committee for Supporting Korea’s Reunification.
Present at the meeting were political and public figures and pressmen from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Thailand.
Invited to the meeting were the Korean ambassador to Nepal and a delegation of the Korean committee for solidarity with the world people.
Sahana Pradhan, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist), said in a report that to actively support the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea is a humanitarian and righteous undertaking to alleviate the sufferings of a nation and, at the same time, an important and responsible task to prevent a war and ensure a durable peace and security in the Asian region.
She called upon solidarity organisations in different countries to strongly urge the United States to withdraw its troops from South Korea and respond to the proposal of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to replace the Korean Armistice Agreement with a peace agreement.
She stressed the need to put pressure upon the South Korean authorities to take the stand of national independence, renounce the policy of depending on outside forces, change anti-north confrontation policy into a policy of reconciliation with the north and discontinue arms buildup and military exercises.
Speeches were made by the minister of information and telecommunications of Nepal and others.
Speakers called for expressing support more loudly to the Korean people’s struggle to accelerate the country’s reunification.
The meeting adopted an appeal to governments, political parties and public organisations of all countries.
Stressing that Korea should be reunified independently and peacefully according to the three charters of national reunification, the appeal called upon the world’s peaceloving people to conduct a more brisk international movement of solidarity with the Korean people’s struggle.
Justice- and peace-loving conscience of the world should positively respond to the struggle of the Korean people for the reunification of the country, and in particular, the Asian people should intensify international support and solidarity activities to ensure a durable peace and security in northeast Asia, the appeal said.
It strongly urged the united states and other countries responsible for the Korean problem to put an end to the armistice and establish a new peace mechanism for a durable peace on the Korean peninsula and actively cooperate with each other with a sincere stand helpful to the reunification of Korea.
The meeting adopted an action program of the Asian Regional Committee for Supporting Korea’s Reunification and protest letters to the chief executive of South Korea and the U.S. President.
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