Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) — A meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland (DFRF) was held at the People’s Palace of Culture here Friday.
Present there were President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong Nam who is member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Ki Nam and Kim Jung Rin, secretaries of the C.C., WPK, Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the C.C., the Korean Social Democratic Party, Ryu Mi Yong, chairperson of the C.C., the Korean Chondoist Chongu Party, O Ik Je, vice-chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, Ryo Won Gu and Kang Ryon Hak, Presidium members of the C.C., DFRF, Kim Wan Su, director of the Secretariat of the C.C., DFRF, and permanent members and members of the C.C., DFRF, leading officials of the public organizations, ministries and national institutions, former unconverted long-term prisoners who are pro-reunification patriotic fighters and working people from all walks of life in the city.
Kim Ki Nam in a report said:
President Kim Il Sung, with a deep insight into the situation at home and abroad and the requirement of the reality to form a united front of the nation, took the initiative of forming a permanent united front body grouping political parties and public organizations. He also saw to it that a meeting of representatives of the democratic political parties and social organizations in north Korea was convened in Pyongyang on July 22, Juche 35 (1946) and the Democratic National United Front, the first united front body after the liberation of the country, was formed at the meeting.
After the founding of the republic he made sure that the DFRF, an umbrella organization of all patriotic people, was formed at its inaugural meeting held with an attendance of representatives of at least 70 progressive political parties and social organizations in the north and the south and abroad in June 1949 as part of the measures to pull through the difficulties created in the country and actively pave the way for the nation to follow by its concerted efforts.
The formation of the DFRF was a historic event of weighty significance in the Korean people’s struggle to build a new society and achieve national reunification as it was a shining fruition of the idea of the great national unity and the line of united front set out by the President during the period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle and consistently maintained by him thereafter.
In particular, the “10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country” made public by the President in the last period of his life is the most brilliant exploit he performed in the accomplishment of the cause of the united front as it is a great political programme for the Korean nation to hold fast to in the struggle to achieve the unity of the nation and national reunification.
The President’s idea of great national unity and his undying feats of leadership over the united front have been carried forward by Kim Jong Il’s distinguished and seasoned leadership on a new high level.
Kim Jong Il provided the historic north-south summit in June 2000 when the desire of the Korean nation for reunification was growing stronger at the turn of the century and made public the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration whose main idea is “By our nation itself.” This is a great contribution to the accomplishment of the historical cause of great national unity and reunification.
The reporter called for carrying through the 10-point programme, a library and guideline of great national unity, and the five-point policy of great national unity which opened a new phase for the development of the inter-Korean relations in order to achieve great national unity and form a united front of the whole nation.
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