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Koreans Meet to Implement June 15 Joint Declaration

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Mt. Kumgang Resort, April 1 (KCNA) -- A meeting for the Korean nation's unity was held here on Saturday to implement the June 15 joint declaration. Attending it were members of the north side's delegation led by Chairman of the Korean Council of Religionists Jang Jae On, who is vice-chairman of the North Side's Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration, and members of the south side's delegation led by Chairman of the south Korean Council of National Religions Han Yang Won, chief director of the Headquarters of the People's Movement for Preserving the Spirit of the Nation.
    Speeches were made at the meeting.
    The speakers underlined the importance to thoroughly embody the idea of "By our nation itself", the main spirit of the joint declaration, stating that it is impossible to achieve the national sovereignty and the peace and reunification of Korea without reconciliation and unity of Koreans. All Koreans who truly value the spirit of the nation and love the country and the nation should unite close with ardent patriotism and the spirit of national independence and turn out in the drive for reunification irrespective of ideology, political view and religious belief, they stressed.
    They called for pooling all the Koreans' spirit of independence and will for reunification and energetically joining in the patriotic movement for the implementation of the joint declaration to make a great contribution to the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.
    Then a declaration of the meeting was adopted.
    Noting that the June 15 joint declaration is a declaration on independence and reunification as it ushered in a new era of national independence and reunification, the declaration said that it is the proud tradition of the Korean nation and its characteristic feature to warmly love the country and the nation and value the dignity of the nation. National cooperation is a basic way of preventing permanent division and a war crisis and achieving peace and reunification, the declaration said, adding that neither sovereignty of the nation nor reunification would be thinkable without reconciliation and unity of the Koreans.
    It declared that all Koreans would turn out in the movement for the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration and their unity and thus make a positive contribution to bringing about a landmark phase in achieving peace and reunification of the country.

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