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Xigang Meeting, Recorded in History of Anti-Japanese Armed Struggle
Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- It was in late March Juche 26 (1937) that President Kim Il Sung convened a meeting in Xigang, Fusong County of China, an important meeting to be recorded in the history of the Korean people's anti-Japanese armed struggle.

At that time the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule reached to the extremes in cruelty. They tried to exterminate the nationality of the Korean people, asserting that "Japan and Korea are one community" and "the Japanese and the Korean are of the same ancestry".

The situation urgently required the Korean revolutionaries to instill the people with conviction in a new life.

Kim Il Sung convened the meeting of military and political cadres of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army in Xigang, at which he made a speech stressing the need to inspire the people with hope for national liberation by a large unit's advance into the homeland.

The speech was run through with his fixed will to bring a new surge in the revolution by overcoming difficulties with staunch offensive spirit and thus achieve the national liberation.

The KPRA's advance into the homeland would give confidence and pride to the Korean people and arouse them to valiantly turn out in the sacred war against the Japanese imperialists. This was what the President sought in the operation of advance into the homeland.

The meeting displayed his will to save the destiny of the nation with arms and put an end to the Japanese colonial rule.

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