Joint Resolution of Meeting for Promoting National Reunification

The Meeting for Promoting National Reunification for Independence and Great Unity of the Nation released a joint resolution of the north, south and overseas sides on August 14.

The resolution said the historic Panmunjom Declaration that carries forward the three principles of national reunification–independence, peaceful reunification and the great national unity, the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration–is the banner of national reunification which firmly established the principle of national independence and opened up the new era of national reconciliation, unity and peace and prosperity.

The adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration serves as an epoch-making advance in realizing durable peace on the Korean peninsula and opening a door to reunification By Our Nation Itself, the resolution said.

It said we pledge as follows reflecting the nation’s will to implement the Panmunjom Declaration at the meeting for promoting national reunification for independence and great unity of the nation:

1. We will hold up the historic Panmunjom Declaration which carries forward the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification and the great national unity and the June 15 Joint Declaration as the banner of independent reunification and a reunification programme common to the nation.

The historic Panmunjom Declaration is a declaration of national independence, a declaration of peaceful reunification and a declaration of the great national unity and it is also the reunification programme for co-prosperity of the nation.

The implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration guarantees peace, the great unity of the nation and its independent reunification.

2. We will thoroughly maintain the spirit and principle of national independence.

The key kernel of the Panmunjom Declaration is national independence.

The development of the north-south relations contributing to national reunification must be based on the spirit and principle of national independence.

No historic agreement can ever be implemented by reading the face of outsiders, with the nation set aside.

The development of the north-south ties have to be made under the banner of national independence based on the spirit and principle of By Our Nation Itself under any circumstances as the nation is under the threat of war by outsiders and is affected by their ferocious interference in the nation’s issue.

3. All Koreans have to turn out in the struggle to courageously repel the moves of anti-reunification forces at home and abroad against the improvement of the north-south ties and the peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.

All the members of the nation have to turn out in order to independently carve out the destiny of the nation and to open up the road to national reunification by the efforts of the nation.

The banner of the nationwide movement is the Panmunjom Declaration and its goal is to remove all the physical and institutional stumbling blocks at home and abroad lying in the way of implementing the declaration.

The Panmunjom Declaration, cooperation with outsiders and US forces’ presence can never exist together.

4. We will certainly ensure the grand national gathering for reunification and open up a broad avenue to independent reunification under the banner of the historic Panmunjom Declaration.

The significant improvement of the north-south ties is guaranteed by the thoroughgoing implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration and this must lead to the successful holding of the grand national gathering for reunification.

The resolution said that the meeting for promoting national reunification for independence and great unity of the nation will further spur all the Koreans’ movement for independent reunification against the US to frustrate the sanctions and confrontation moves of anti-reunification forces at home and abroad and to open up a new era of independent reunification and peace and prosperity on this land.

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