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Joint Gathering of Working People on May Day

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

    Pyongyang, May 2 (KCNA) -- A joint gathering of working people in Pyongyang took place at the pleasure ground in Mt. Taesong on Monday to commemorate May Day. The gathering was attended by Kim Song Chol and Won Hyong Guk, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, and workers and union members of different factories and enterprises in Pyongyang. Present were a south Korean delegation of labor movement organizations jointly headed by Chief Vice-Chairman of the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Yun Yong Gyu and Chief Vice-Chairman of the Federation of south Korean Trade Unions Yu Jae Sop, foreign guests and overseas Koreans.
    Speeches were made there.
    Mun Sok Nam, chairman of the Pyongyang City Committee of the GFTUK, said that all the workers and union members should discharge their responsibility and role in building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation, holding high the red flag. He called for consolidating solidarity between workers in the north and the south and advancing hand in hand in implementing the June 15 joint declaration. Yu Jae Sop and Yun Yong Gyu called upon workers in the north and the south to take the lead in the movement for national reunification, saying that all the fellow countrymen should achieve independence, peace and great unity of the nation for the reunification of the country.
    Then a performance was given by artistes of the State National Art Troupe. The repertoire of the performance, which began with chorus "General Kim Il Sung Is Our Sun", included chorus "Song of May Day", female folk solo "Only One Mind", Kayagum ensemble "Let's Sing of Our Pride in Being under the Guidance of the General", dance "Dancing with Janggo" and mixed duet "Arirang for Reunification". And there were sports and amusement games.
    Rhythmic exercise and Taekwon-do for health were performed first. Then participants were divided into "Taesongsan" and "Taedonggang" teams and held colorful sports and amusement games including Korean map-puzzle, running with a ball between foreheads and a tug of war.
    As the games surged into high tide, workers of the north and the south ran and ran together with a single mind to take the lead in the struggle to achieve national reunification, the cherished desire of the Korean nation.
    When series of songs of reunification, "Let's Meet Again" and other wind music pieces were played by the women's brass band of the Ministry of People's Security, all the participants responded with applause.

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