Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) — The South Kyongsang Provincial Headquarters of the south side’s preparatory committee for joint functions of Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to implement the June 15 joint declaration was reportedly inaugurated with due ceremony in Masan, South Kyongsang Province, on May 20.
The ceremony elected permanent representative, executive chairman and 14 advisers and 23 members of its advisory committee.
Read out at the ceremony were congratulatory letters sent by the preparatory committees of the north, the south and overseas sides for joint functions of Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to implement the joint declaration.
The 60-year-long national division has brought unspeakable pain and misfortune to the Korean nation but our people have waged an indomitable struggle to achieve national reunification without fail, thus ushering in the June 15 era, the inaugural declaration noted, and continued:
The South Kyongsang Provincial Headquarters will join efforts and wisdom with all other compatriots in the efforts to achieve national reunification free from any interference of outside forces in the spirit of the joint declaration.
We will make all efforts to frustrate all military actions to threaten peace on the Korean Peninsula and achieve genuine peace on this land.
We will join people of all social standings in South Kyongsang Province in the vigorous movement to make this year, which marks the 5th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration and the 60th anniversary of the national liberation, a year of bringing about a turning phase for the independent reunification and hand down a reunified country to posterity.
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