Joint Appeal of Meeting for National Reunification Issued

A joint appeal of the meeting for national reunification marking the 11th anniversary of the publication of the October 4 declaration was released on October 5.

The appeal said 11 years have passed since the leaders of the north and the south signed the October 4 declaration for the development of the inter-Korean relations, peace and prosperity, a practical proposal for implementing the historic June 15 joint declaration.

The historic Panmunjom declaration and the “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration” are the shining succession to the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, and serve as a new landmark for reunification common to the nation for making epochal development of the mutual relations and bringing earlier the future of peaceful reunification, as desired by all fellow countrymen for reunification and demanded by the new era, it noted.

It called upon all the Koreans as follows in reflection of the firm will to thoroughly carry out the historic Panmunjom declaration and the “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration” and further accelerate the advance of the Koreans toward signal progress in the inter-Korean relations, peace and prosperity:

1. Let’s continue to advance the new era of peace and prosperity in which the destiny of our nation is decided by ourselves, and make a new history!

Let’s face and approach all the issues arising in realizing peace, prosperity and reunification of the country from the viewpoint and stand of prioritizing, valuing and respecting the nation!

2. Let’s put a complete end to the danger of a war on this land and turn our land into the peaceful one without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats!

Let’s strictly abide by and implement the military agreement for implementing the Panmunjom declaration and “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration” and thus turn the 3 000-ri land into the zone of lasting peace!

3. Let’s invigorate multi-faceted cooperation, exchange, contacts and visits between the north and the south and thus achieve common prosperity of the nation!

Let’s promptly resolve humanitarian problems caused by national division and have the grudge of the separated families and relatives settled!

Let’s host the events common to the nation involving the authorities of the north and the south, political parties, organizations and personages of various social standings at home and abroad on the days significant both to the north and the south and demonstrate the strong will of the Koreans for reunification to the whole world!

Let the north and the south jointly commemorate the 100th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising, the nationwide patriotic struggle which is holding a brilliant place in the Koreans’ history of the anti-Japanese struggle, and thus demonstrate the indomitable spirit of our nation once again!

Let the north and the south take part together in international sports games and cultural and art festivals and thus demonstrate to the whole world the wisdom, skills and unity of the nation!

4. Let all Koreans pool wisdom and efforts to firmly preserve and implement the Panmunjom declaration and the “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration”!

Let all Koreans in the north, the south and abroad tangibly contribute to the implementation of the north-south declaration by acting in concert with the same intention, bearing in mind that the future of the nation is ensured by the thorough implementation of the Panmunjom declaration and the “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration”!

The appeal called upon all Koreans to proudly write a new history of peace, prosperity and reunification by thoroughly implementing the historic Panmunjom declaration and the “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration.”

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