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Compatriots' Paper Marks Anniversary of October 4 Declaration
| Pyongyang, October 3 (KCNA) -- Thongil, a newspaper of Koreans in Uzbekistan, carried a special write-up on Sep. 27 to mark the fifth anniversary of the October 4 declaration.
The paper recalled that a historic north-south summit was held in Pyongyang on October 4, 2007 and that a declaration for the development of the north-south relations, peace and prosperity was adopted.
The declaration contains important issues on providing peace on the Korean Peninsula, achieving common prosperity of the nation and putting an end to the north-south military hostility, said the paper, giving a full explanation of the declaration.
The paper carried an article titled "The milestone common to the nation for the reunification".
The article said the north-south declarations should be defended and implemented thoroughly to properly meet the challenges of the separatist forces at home and abroad, smash their obstructive moves and reunify the country as early as possible.
The June 15 joint declaration and October 4 declaration, which inspired the Korean nation with confidence and optimism about the country's reunification and ushered in a new era of independent reunification, serve as a milestone common to the nation for its reunification, it said, and went on:
The declarations indicate a clear war for solving all issues rising in achieving national reunification to meet the common desire and interest of the nation.
They also provide ideological foundations, basic principles and ways for achieving national reconciliation, unity, reunification and prosperity.
The stance and attitude toward the declarations are a touchstone for distinguishing national reconciliation from confrontation and reunification from division.
Those who sincerely wish national reunification, peace and prosperity should turn out in implementing the north-south declarations irrespective of living in the north, south or abroad.
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