Pyongyang, June 17 (KCNA) — The south side’s delegation led by Paek Rak Chong, chairman of the South Side’s Preparatory Committee for Joint Functions of Koreans in the North, South and Overseas for the Implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration, left Pyongyang today after participating in the grand festival for national reunification to mark the fifth anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint declaration.
The delegation was seen off at the airport by An Kyong Ho, chairman of the north side preparatory committee, vice-chairmen of the committee and officials concerned.
Paek Rak Chong issued a departure statement at the airport.
He expressed thanks to Pyongyang citizens for warmly welcoming the representatives of the south and overseas participating in the festival and to those related to the festival for devoting themselves to the successful festival. The smoothly holding of the festival in the spirit of reconciliation, cooperation and great unity is another great success achieved in the struggle for national reunification, he said, stressing:
The June 15 Joint Committee should vigorously pave the way for independent and peaceful reunification in the spirit of the joint declaration.
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