Pyongyang, June 14 (KCNA) — Pyongyang from Tuesday is a scene of a wide range of events including a grand national march for independence, peace and reunification, the opening ceremony of the grand festival for national reunification, an evening gala and a rally for national reunification marking the 5th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration bringing together representatives of all social strata in the north and from the south and overseas.
Rodong Sinmun in an article today says that the June 15 festival will be a major occasion for proudly reviewing the reunification movement over the last 5 years and powerfully encouraging the Korean nation to lift to a new, higher stage the movement for national reconciliation, unity and independent reunification under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration and in conformity with the idea of “By our nation itself”.
It goes on:
The 5 years following the publication of the June 15 joint declaration have been stirring days in which inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation and independent reunification have been the main trend.
There have been turns and twists, but a new phase quite unimaginable in the past has opened in the relations between the north and the south and spectacular successes have been achieved in the reunification movement. All these are brilliant victory and fruition of the June 15 joint declaration with “By our nation itself” as its core.
The significance and mission of the current festival lie in confirming and embodying “By our nation itself”, the all-conquering weapon of the Korean nation. It will be a highly important festival demonstrating the unshakable will of the Korean nation to push forward still further the era of independent reunification, holding as high as ever the idea of “By our nation itself”.
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