Pyongyang, June 15 (KCNA) — Leader Kim Jong Il received a letter from the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan Wednesday on the fifth anniversary of the publication of the historical June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.
The letter says:
The historical inter-Korean summit meeting and the joint declaration were immortal national historic feats for the cause of national reunification performed by Kim Jong Il who holds it his lifelong motto to carry into practice the behests of President Kim Il Sung on reunification.
The officials of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan have fulfilled their honorable mission in the noble cause to accelerate the independent reunification of the country, proudly standing in the pro-reunification patriotic ranks along with the whole Korean nation under the banner of the declaration.
Now the Chongryon officials and Koreans in Japan are filled with firm resolution to vigorously turn out in the struggle to implement the joint declaration.
We will widely let the Koreans in Japan know that the Songun politics pursued by Kim Jong Il is a decisive guarantee for defending sovereignty and peace of the nation and achieving the independent and peaceful reunification of the country and powerfully rouse the Koreans of all strata in Japan in the nation-wide movement for reunification in accordance with the joint declaration, the banner of reunification common to the nation.
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