Joint Declaration of North and South Sides Published
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party and the Council for the Reunification of Tangun's Nation from the north side and the Society for the Reunification of Tonghak's Nation and the General Federation of National Movement Camp from the south side published a joint declaration in which they agreed to set the period of the three-point patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity till November 17 when the "Ulsa Five-point Treaty" was fabricated by the Japanese imperialists and wage a dynamic joint struggle. The joint declaration was published in Pyongyang and Seoul Wednesday on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the patriotic March 1 Popular Uprising. The joint declaration bitterly denounced Japan for working hard to stage a comeback to Korea, far from making an apology and compensation for the crimes committed by it against the Korean nation.
We will conduct a valiant movement for independent reunification against foreign forces so as to dynamically advance along the road of independent reunification this year while giving full play to the spirit of attaching importance to the nation, the Korean nation-first spirit, placing the dignity and interests of the nation above anything else, true to the idea of "By our nation itself", the joint declaration noted. Calling upon all the Koreans to turn out as one in the patriotic movement for peace against war, it said:
The danger of nuclear disasters is increasing on this land day by day due to outside forces and Japan is escalating its moves for militarization by availing itself of this opportunity. Only when all the fellow countrymen turn out in the struggle for peace against war in a do-or-die spirit at this juncture is it possible to prevent disasters of a nuclear war and bring a rosy future of national reunification. Stressing the need to take the lead in the movement for great national unity, it said: In order to foil the collusion and challenge of the treacherous conservatives and achieve the dignity of the nation, all the national movement forces and reunification movement organizations in the north and the south should achieve positive solidarity and alliance and transcend the difference in religious beliefs, political groupings and affiliation.
We ardently call upon the 70 million Koreans to achieve the great national unity under the uplifted banner of the June 15 joint declaration this year and thus vigorously pave a new wide avenue for accomplishing the cause of national reunification, it concluded.
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