Brilliant Tradition of Great National Unity
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, May 4 (KCNA) -- The entire Korean people are making energetic efforts to achieve the reunification of the country through the great national unity under the idea of "By our nation itself". The great national unity is based on the tradition of the Association for the Restoration of Fatherland (ARF).
President Kim Il Sung conducted the work of establishing the anti-Japanese national united front body which would bring together all Koreans during the anti-Japanese armed struggle. He, therefore, founded the ARF on May 5, Juche 25 (1936) by embodying the idea of the great national unity in a comprehensive way. The formation of the ARF, the first anti-Japanese national united front body in the country, made all the classes and strata put the demand and interest common to the nation above other things and firmly unite them around it under the banner of the "The Ten-point Programme of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland", irrespective of the difference in idea, ism, political view, religious faith, property status and social positions. The Korean people fought against the Japanese imperialists with arms in their hands and thus achieved the liberation of the country. After the liberation, the President, basing himself on the rich experience in closely rallying the anti-Japanese patriotic forces around the ARF, put forward the three principles of national reunification, the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo and the ten-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation for reunifying the divided country and nation.
Leader Kim Jong Il has formulated the three principles of national reunification, the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo and the ten-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation as the three charters for national reunification and is successfully carrying forward the brilliant tradition of great national unity provided by the President, with the result that a new phase for the reunification of the country has been opened up and successes unprecedented in the north-south relations made in recent years.
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