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Rev. Han Sang Ryol Meets Religionists
Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- Rev. Han Sang Ryol of south Korea met with religionists at Yanggakdo International Hotel on Friday.

Present there were members of the Chondoist Association of Korea, the Christian Federation of Korea, the Buddhist Federation of Korea and the Catholic Association of Korea.

Rev. Han said that although he is a Christian, he came to have relation with other religions, living a life full of turns and twists and it has grown deeper through the process for solidarity and alliance.

That he came to Pyongyang beyond the wall of division was to revive the spirit of the June 15 joint declaration as a man of religion praying for genuine peace, he held.

He called upon all the believers in the south and the north of Korea to pool their strength, revive the spirit of the June 15 joint declaration, drive out foreign forces and advance along the path for independent reunification of the country by the concerted efforts of the Korean nation.

Members of the above-said religious organizations referred to the fact that the new era of national reconciliation and unity and peaceful reunification was ushered in and precious fruitions were achieved during the past decade after the historic Pyongyang summit and the publication of the June 15 joint declaration.

They underscored the need for believers in the north and the south to unite close under the banner of "By our nation itself" putting the interests of the nation above all and courageously turn out in the struggle to bravely smash the moves of the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors for confrontation with fellow countrymen.

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