Mt. Kumgang resort, July 18 (KCNA) — A meeting of students in the north and the south of Korea for implementing the June 15 joint declaration and realizing national cooperation for peace against war was held at Mt. Kumgang resort on July 17 and 18.
Present there were the delegation of the Korean Student Committee and the south side’s delegation grouping the central and regional representatives of the student movement headquarters for implementing the June 15 joint declaration.
Ri Sung Chol, vice-chairman of the Korean Student Committee, in his opening address said that the epochal events in the development of the inter-Korean ties and the national reunification movement and the meeting of students in the north and the south are a great fruition provided in the era when the June 15 joint declaration was published.
He called on the students in the north and the south to widely introduce the vitality and validity of the joint declaration to the popular masses and launch a vigorous action to realize the three forms of cooperation for national independence, peace against war and reunification and patriotism.
He expressed belief that through the current meeting, the students in the north and the south would pool their will and efforts to deepen and strengthen their trust and cohesion and realize the three forms of cooperation.
Congratulatory messages from different bodies in the north and the south were introduced and a resolution forum of students in the north and the south was held at the meeting.
The speakers at the forum said that true patriotism and the way to reunification at present is to closely unite under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration. And they called upon the youth and students in the north and the south to pool efforts and wisdom of the youth and become a model of national unity in the patriotic reunification movement.
A joint resolution of the students in the north and the south of Korea for implementing the national reunification declaration was adopted at the meeting.
Ri Jae Yong, representative of the south side, in his closing address stated that thanks to the joint declaration the unity in the idea of “By our nation itself” has been further strengthened over the last five years and the era of independent reunification, the era of reconciliation and cooperation, was opened. And he called on the students in the north and the south to become the vanguard for the reunification movement.
During the meeting, students from the north and the south gave an art performance showing the will of the 70 million Koreans desirous of national independent reunification and the stamina and optimism of the youth.
The participants had a joint mountaineering around Samil Lagoon.
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