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Koreans Urged to Remain True to "By Our Nation Itself"

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

Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) -- The Korean nation will surely accomplish the historic cause of independent reunification under the uplifted banner of "By our nation itself" true to the idea and leadership of General Secretary Kim Jong Il, observes Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article.

It says:

The idea of "By our nation itself" propounded by Kim Jong Il represents the aspiration and wishes of the Koreans to achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country by their concerted efforts by beating back the foreign aggression and interference. It also clearly indicates the way of developing the north-south relations and achieving the peace of the country and the prosperity common to the nation with the might of independence and unity.

Reflected in the above-said idea are the idea of national self-determination that the issue of the nation should be settled by itself, the awareness and pride in the advantages of the Korean nation and faith and will of the compatriots in the north and the south to independently reunify the country by their concerted efforts.

The period since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration witnessed the mounting compatriotic atmosphere, an exceptionally great zeal of the Koreans for reunification and patriotism and landmark achievements in the reunification movement.

This goes to prove that the above-said idea is in line with the aspiration of the Koreans and the need of the times.

It is one of the immortal exploits performed by Kim Jong Il that he advanced the idea acceptable to every member of the Korean nation and the great preposition reflecting the requirements of the history of the nation as an idea guiding the times, providing a bright prospect for accomplishing the cause of national reunification, the cause of great national unity.

A lot of difficulties and trials are still lying in the way of national reunification but the cause of national reunification is sure to triumph thanks to the idea of "By our nation itself" and the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.

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