Pyongyang, July 30 (KCNA) — It is the unshakable determination and will of the Korean nation to achieve national unity and peace and independent reunification of the country in the spirit of the June 15 joint declaration, invariably holding high the banner of the joint declaration.
Rodong Sinmun today says this in a by-lined article. It goes on:
The idea of independently achieving national reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans is the basic core and spirit clarified by leader Kim Jong Il at the historic Pyongyang meeting and stipulated by him in the joint declaration.
The idea of “By our nation itself”, the spirit of independence in the joint declaration, has become the spirit of the times enshrined in the hearts of the Koreans. As a result, the past five years have witnessed a great event and remarkable successes in the inter-Korean ties and the movement for national reunification.
If the spirit of the joint declaration is firmly adhered to and fully applied to practice with consistency, it is possible to bring about a brighter prospect of the inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation and independent reunification and if not, everything will fail.
The joint slogans of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea published on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK clearly reflect the will of the Party and the people to remain true to the spirit of the joint declaration and fully apply it.
Remaining true to the spirit of the joint declaration alone would make it possible to successfully carry out the tasks for national reunification set forth in the joint slogans and build a reunified independent and prosperous powerful nation on the Korean Peninsula.
All the Koreans will achieve greater success in the movement for independent reunification, guided by the idea of “By our nation itself,” under the banner of the joint declaration.
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