Reception Given by South Side’s Delegation

Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) — The delegation of the south side gave a reception at the People’s Palace of Culture Sunday evening for the participants in the meeting of Korean writers for the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration.

Present on invitation were Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet, An Kyong Ho, director of the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, Kim Jong Ho, chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of the Unions of Literature and the Arts of Korea, Kim Pyong Hun, chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Writers Union, officials concerned, writers and poets in Pyongyang, the delegation of Korean writers in Japan headed by Kim Jong Su, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the Union of Korean Writers and Artistes in Japan, and Han Kil Su, department director of the General Association of Koreans in China, and his party.

Ko Un, chairman for reunification of the Association of Men of National Literature who is heading the south side’s delegation, and members of the delegation were on hand.
The reception was addressed by Sin Se Hun, director general of the south Korean Association of Men of Literature, Hyon Sung Nam, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Writers Union, and Han Gil Su.

The meeting of Korean writers offered them an opportunity to keenly feel once again that though the land remains divided, the Koreans are a homogeneous nation which can never be split into two and the national literature is also one, the speakers said, stressing that the Korean literature should become one for reunification instilling patriotism into the hearts of the compatriots in the north, the south and abroad and helping them breathe the same breath.

We men of national literature who have been apart from each other for the last 60 years have embarked on the road of building literature for reunification, they said, calling for creating works representing the soul of the nation and its desire for reunification.

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