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Rodong Sinmun Calls for Opening New Phase of Independent Reunification
Pyongyang, January 4 (KCNA) -- "Let all Koreans in the north, south and abroad join efforts and bring a new phase of independent reunification!" This is a slogan set forth in the joint New Year editorial.

The slogan reflects the firm faith in the united efforts of the Korean nation, driving force for national reunification, and bright future of the nation to be shaped by them, said Rodong Sinmun in a bylined article Tuesday.

All the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should turn out in the patriotic drive for independent reunification true to the militant slogan to fulfill the responsibility and duty they have assumed before the nation, said the article, adding:

This patriotic slogan reflects the desire and will of the Koreans and the requirement of the times.

The most urgent task in defending and realizing independence of the nation is to reunify the divided country as soon as possible.

For the Koreans, reunification precisely means patriotism.

The basic duty for them this year is to bring a new phase of independent reunification.

No one can replace the Korean nation in reunifying the country and its wisdom, will and strength serve as a source for ushering in the bright dawn of reunification.

Every Korean should dedicate strength, contribute knowledge and donate money, anything he or she has, for reunification.

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