|calendar>>August 19. 2013 Juche 102|
Peaceful Environment Is Prerequisite for Nation's Prosperity: News Analyst
|Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- The Korean people are making all-out charge for the building of a thriving socialist nation with immense pride and self-esteem of having celebrated the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War as the grand festival of victors.
Peaceful environment is valuable for the Korean people who are working hard for the building of a thriving nation and the improvement of the people's living standard, regarding them as the general goal.
The lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula are the cherished desire of the Korean nation.
No nation has craved for peace and stability so much as the Korean nation which has had its cradle of life being reduced to the theatre of scramble by outside invaders.
The aggression and war imposed by the two imperialist powers, U.S. and Japan, in the last century seriously stymied the normal progress of economy for high civilization and undermined its foundation.
The Korean people who began the creation of new society and a new life with the joy of liberation of Korea had to start from scratch again after everything was ravaged by the 3-year Korean war ignited by the U.S. imperialists.
The danger of war that constantly lingered the Korean Peninsula for decades after the war had tremendous impact on the peaceful socialist construction and the improvement of people's living standard in the DPRK.
The division of the territory and the nation by outsiders hampered the prosperity and development common to the nation, in particular.
That's why the DPRK government and people have made every possible effort to achieve the national reconciliation, unity and reunification, the cherished desire of the fellow countrymen, and to ensure durable peace on the peninsula.
The lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula can be guaranteed only by the joint efforts of the Korean nation responsible for them.
The results of the recent working-level talks between authorities of the north and the south for the normalization of operation in the Kaesong Industrial Zone taught precious experience that all the problems can be settled in relations between the north and the south when the demand and interests common to the nation are put above all and everything is subordinated to them.
All the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should turn out to achieve the reunification of the country and ensure peace on the peninsula, bearing deep in mind that they are the driving force for achieving them.
Everything should be subordinated to creating peaceful environment for reconciliation, unity and reunification under the banner of "By our nation itself".
Joint nationwide efforts should be exerted to counter any act of escalating tensions on the peninsula.
Ensuring peaceful environment on the peninsula is a precondition for guaranteeing the common progress and prosperity of not only Koreans but other Asians.
The relevant countries responsible for the division of Korea should make positive contribution to realizing the national reconciliation, unity and reunification and ensuring lasting peace and stability on the peninsula.
Those who truly stand for peace on the peninsula should make a bold decision to end at an early date the state of armistice which means the state of a technical war.
Peace agreement should be concluded as early as possible between parties concerned to establish a lasting peace mechanism on the peninsula.
Lately the DPRK took crucial and practical measures out of broad magnanimity as evidenced by the special statement by the spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea to meet the expectation and desire of the public at home and abroad for detente on the peninsula. It was possible thanks to the desire of the DPRK to open up a new phase for reconciliation, cooperation, peace, reunification and prosperity by improving the north-south ties.
The DPRK government and people will as ever make all efforts to ensure peace and stability on the peninsula.
Consistent and steadfast is the will of the DPRK to ensure peace on the peninsula and achieve prosperity common to the nation.
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