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Kim Jong Un on WPK's Tasks for National Reunification

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

Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) -- In his report on the review of the work of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) at its 7th Congress, the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un stressed that to achieve the reunification of Korea is an important and urgent task facing the WPK responsible for the destiny of the country and the nation.

Recalling that the WPK has made positive efforts to achieve the reunification of the country, the cherished desire of the entire Korean nation, in the period under review, he said:

It is the steadfast resolve and will of the WPK to achieve the independent reunification of the country at any cost.

We should pave the road for reunification, consistently keeping a firm hold on the three charters for national reunification which comprehensively deal with the will and requirements of all Koreans and whose vitality was proven in practice.

National independence and great national unity should be achieved and peace and federal formula ensured. This is the WPK's policy for paving the road to national reunification through implementation of the three charters.

What is urgent at present in achieving the independent reunification of the country is to fundamentally improve the north-south relations.

The north and the south should respect each other and jointly open up a new phase of the improvement of their relations and the reunification movement as fellow countrymen working together for reunification.

The south Korean authorities should renounce the conception of confrontation among fellow countrymen and take a proper attitude toward the other party.

All kinds of legal and institutional mechanism contrary to the reconciliation and unity between the north and the south should be removed to take practical measures beneficial to the improvement of their relations.

The north and the south should positively develop the dialogue and negotiations at all levels in various fields to remove each other's misunderstanding and distrust and jointly pave the way for national reunification and prosperity common to the nation.

In order to improve the north-south relations and pave the wide avenue to the national reunification, the agreements common to the nation should be respected and consistently implemented.

Countries concerned with Korea's division and those around it should do things helpful to its reunification, not inciting distrust and confrontation between the north and the south of it, Kim Jong Un said, adding:

The United States, the very one that caused the division of our nation and has obstructed its reunification, should stop the scheme for putting sanctions and stifling the DPRK. And it should not instigate the south Korean authorities to confrontation with their fellow countrymen but hand off the Korean Peninsula issue.

Japan should discard its greed for reinvasion of the Korean Peninsula and repent and apologize for the past crimes it committed against the Korean nation. And it should not hinder the reunification of Korea.

Those countries surrounding the Korean Peninsula should respect the sovereignty of the DPRK, and they will have to play a positive role in settling the issue of Korea's reunification in an independent and peaceful way to meet the demand and will of the Korean nation.

Kim Jong Un declared that the WPK would fully discharge its noble mission and responsibility in improving the north-south relations and hastening the independent reunification of the country in keeping with the demand and interests of the entire nation. -0-

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