Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) — A meeting of scholars from the north, south and overseas for reunification was held in Beijing from Oct. 26 to 27.
The meeting discussed the issues of invariably upholding the three principles of national reunification which were agreed upon between the north and south and declared at home and abroad, turning the north-south relations of distrust and confrontation into those of true reconciliation and confidence and achieving peace and peaceful reunification of the country through great national unity.
The participants pointed out that it is a tragedy for the compatriots to greet a new millennium without putting an end to the painful national division forced upon them by outside forces in the middle of the present century and shared the view that national reunification is the most urgent historical cause.
Delegates from the north in their presentation papers and speeches referred to the basic principle and stand which must serve as guidelines in carrying out the national reunification cause, priorities for national reunification, the significance of great national unity at present and tasks for its realization.
They, on the basis of the Juche-oriented view on the historical background against which the problem of the country’s reunification was raised and its root cause and the core and nature of the reunification issue, stressed that the country must be reunified according to the three-point charter of national reunification, that is the three principles of national reunification, the 10-point program of great national unity of the whole nation and the proposal on founding the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo and that the charter is a true common grand program of the nation for reunification.
The South Korean delegates and overseas scholars agreed with the view that the country must be reunified according to the three principles of national reunification and the principles must serve as an invariable common grand program of the nation for reunification.
They also showed an understanding of the need for the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from South Korea and the abrogation of the “security law” and expressed their determination to reject outside forces and strive hard to promote reconciliation and cooperation and build confidence between the north and south.
Heads of delegations from the north, south and overseas adopted a joint document that confirmed the commitment to exert concerted efforts to apply the three principles of national reunification of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity.
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