|calendar>>April 11. 2012 Juch 101|
International Conference Supporting Reunification of Korea Held
| Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- An International Conference Supporting the Reunification of Korea took place here Wednesday under the co-sponsorship of the international preparatory committee for celebrating the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung and the Korean Committee for Solidarity with World People.
The conference discussed issues of supporting the Korean people in their struggle to reunify the country independently. It also discussed the issue for all the solidarity organizations to conduct activities to ensure peace on the Korean Peninsula and create a favorable atmosphere for its reunification through dialogue and cooperation.
Present there were co-chairmen of the international preparatory committee including Guy Dupre, secretary general of the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea, Socorro Gomes, president of the World Peace Council, and others, delegations and delegates of Nigeria, South Africa, Norway, New Zealand, Nepal, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Mongolia, the U.S., Democratic Congo, Mexico, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Brazil, Venezuela, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, the UK, Australia, Austria, Iceland, India, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, Ecuador, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, France, Finland, Colombia, Cuba, Turkey, Poland and Peru and representatives of international organizations.
Kim Jin Bom, vice-chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and vice-chairman of the Korean Committee for Solidarity with World People, officials of the Korean Committee for Solidarity with World People and officials concerned also attended.
Guy Dupre made a report.
Today the Korean people are proudly looking back on the past 100 years when they were led by the great leaders, President Kim Il Sung and general secretary Kim Jong Il, he said, and added:
From the first day of the division of the country the government o the DPRK has put forward the most just and proposals for the reunification of the country at every stage of the development of history and exerted active efforts for their realization.
More than 300 proposals and initiatives advanced by the Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the DPRK and specific measures for their realization are good illustrations.
Among them, the three principles of national reunification, the ten-point programme of the great national unity and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo set forth by Kim Il Sung constitute the three charters for national reunification and remain basic guidelines for it.
The struggle of the Korean people for reunification guided by these historical lines has entered a new turning point thanks to the Songun politics of Kim Jong Il.
The historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration illuminated the most correct orientation and methods for the Korean revolution and the improvement of the north-south relations.
Friendship and solidarity organizations with the Korean people, the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea and other international organizations have waged a total of over 10 800 solidarity activities including meeting, demonstration, release of statement and publication in support of the just cause of the Korean people.
The reporter called upon the peace-loving people of the world to lay bare the essence and danger of the anti-reunification policy of escalating the confrontation sought by the U.S. and the south Korean authorities, and conduct positive solidarity activities to provide a favorable international atmosphere for Korea's reunification.
Speeches were made at the meeting.
Socorro Gomes, president of the World Peace Council, said that President Kim Il Sung who made great contributions to the development of the non-aligned movement and the human cause of independence was the leader of the struggle of the world people for independence and peace.
Raymond Ferguson, national secretary of the Australia-DPRK Association for Friendship and Culture, said:
We have an obligation indeed a duty to wage even more powerful international solidarity activities in support of Songun politics of Korea and the north-south joint declarations.
Tani Baler Lopera, chairman of the Peruvian Committee for Supporting the Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea, said:
Putting an end to the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK is the shortcut to the Korean reunification.
Fumihiro Himori, chairman of the Japan Committee for Supporting the Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea, noted that the Japanese are bound to realize the normalization of DPRK-Japan diplomatic relations and support Korea's reunification on the basis of the past liquidation.
The meeting discussed the measures concerning the solidarity movement for supporting Korea's reunification.
Norma G. Binas, vice-president of the Philippines Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula, Martin Lotscher, chairman of the Switzerland-Korea Committee, Daniel Alvarez Celi, chairman of the Ecuadorian Committee for Supporting Korea's Independent and Peaceful Reunification, Otete Gaston Mboyo, chairman of the Democratic Congo-Korea Friendship and Solidarity Association, and Eric Sirotkin, chairman for Korean Peace Program of the National Lawyers Guild of the United States, expressed their will to form more solidarity organizations to support Korea's reunification in different parts of the world and expand the activities in close contact.
Kim Jin Bom in an address expressed belief that the progressives of the world would extend full support and solidarity to the just cause of the Korean people for the country's reunification.
A resolution was read out at the meeting.
The resolution underscored the need to expand and develop the international solidarity campaign in line with the mounting desire of the Korean people for reunification.
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