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DFRK Memorandum on Feats of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il for Korea's Reunification
|Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) made public a memorandum Sunday to convey down through generations the great exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, the peerless great men of Mt. Paektu, before the nation for the sacred cause of national reunification, 20 years since the President left his signature "Kim Il Sung July 7, 1994" in a historic document related to Korea's reunification.
The President wisely led the nationwide struggle to put an end to the permanent division of the country and realize the independence and complete sovereignty of the country, the memorandum said, and went on:
In several speeches including the New Year address for Juche 37 (1948) the President aroused all the people in the north and the south to the nationwide struggle to oppose the ruinous "separate election" of the U.S. imperialists and their followers.
After finding the way for preventing the national division in the unity of all patriotic forces in the north and the south, he took practical measures one after another to this end.
On his initiative, there took place in a big way the historic north-south joint conference in Pyongyang in April 1948 amid great interest and expectation of all Koreans.
At the April joint conference he made a scientific analysis of the political situation that prevailed in the country and clarified a signal measure for waging a nationwide struggle to build a reunified independent and sovereign state by pooling all efforts and to build a unified government on the principle of democracy.
Under his energetic leadership, there took place the general election for the establishment of a unified government across the north and the south, and the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was proclaimed all over the world on September 9, 1948.
After founding the DPRK, he energetically led the struggle to form the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea comprising all patriotic political parties and social organizations in the north and the south.
There took place in Pyongyang in June 1949 a meeting for forming the front with the attendance of representatives of 71 political parties and social organizations in the presence of the President.
He directed big efforts into arousing all the Koreans to the struggle for foiling the moves to provoke a new war on the part of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces and for realizing the reunification of the country in a peaceful way under the condition that the DPRK was founded and the front comprising patriotic forces from all walks of life in the north and the south of Korea was formed.
He provided wise guidance over the struggle to stir up the atmosphere for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country in a nationwide scale.
He clarified the policies for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country in a report to the meeting held in 1955 for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the liberation of Korea (August 15), a report to the 3rd Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea convened in April 1956 and other works.
Considering it as an important issue in realizing the peaceful reunification of the country to bring the living of the south Koreans to normal, he made sure that assistance was rendered to them with warm compatriotic feelings.
He also saw to it that the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea was formed in May 1961, thus providing a powerful driving force for realizing the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea.
At the 4th Congress of the WPK in September 1961, he stressed the need for the Korean people to reunify the country independently and peacefully.
Attaching great significance to the work of getting the force for national reunification ready, he energetically guided the struggle for its realization.
At the 8th Plenary Meeting of the 4th Central Committee of the WPK in February 1964, he advanced the outstanding policy on strengthening in every way the three forces for national reunification-- the revolutionary forces in the northern half of Korea, the revolutionary forces in south Korea and the international revolutionary forces.
When meeting a representative from the south side who came over to Pyongyang to take part in the north-south high-level political talks on May 3, 1972, he expounded the three principles of national reunification.
The north-south joint statement was made public simultaneously in Pyongyang and Seoul on July 4, 1972 amid the great interest of the Korean nation and the attention of the world.
He also wisely led the struggle to put into practice the July 4 joint statement and thus prevent the permanent division of the nation and put the national reunification movement on a new stage.
At the historic 6th Congress of the WPK in October 1980, he advanced the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo and wisely led the struggle for putting it into practice, thereby opening up a wide avenue for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.
When the north-south relations faced a crisis due to the U.S. imperialists' vicious racket for nuclear threats, the President turned the adversities into favorable conditions with his matchless grit, thus making sure that the national reunification movement steadily advanced along the road of victory.
At the 5th Session of the 9th Supreme People's Assembly in April 1993, he declared before the world "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country", thus opening up a new chapter for the great national unity.
On July 7, 1994, he, looking far into the national reunification, left his last signature reading "Kim Il Sung July 7, 1994" on a historic document, reflecting the minds of all the Koreans. This was the last autograph he left in his life.
The memorandum said that leader Kim Jong Il worked heart and soul to glorify for all generations to come the undying feats performed by the President for national reunification.
The monument inscribed with the President's signature was successfully built in Panmunjom under the leadership of Kim Jong Il to convey long the President's leadership feats for reunification.
Kim Jong Il made public the famous work "Let Us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification" on August 4, 1997, thus making a comprehensive compilation of the national reunification feats performed by the President and formulating the three principles of national reunification, the 10-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo as the three charters for national reunification.
Kim Jong Il ushered in the June 15 era of independent reunification. This shines as a distinguished exploit he performed before the country and the nation.
There took place the significant meeting of the top leaders of the north and the south for the first time in the 55 years of national division in Pyongyang in June 2000 and a historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration was adopted and made public to the world.
He made sure that the historic "Declaration for Development of North-South Relations and Peace and Prosperity" was adopted on October 4, 2007, to the great excitement of all the Koreans and the world.
The memorandum said that the Korean nation's cause of reunification is given a steady continuity today under the outstanding and tested leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
"Let Us Brilliantly Accomplish the Revolutionary Cause of Juche, Holding Kim Jong Il in High Esteem as the Eternal General Secretary of Our Party", "Let Us Add Eternal Brilliance to Comrade Kim Jong Il's Great Idea and Achievements of the Songun Revolution" and other works authored by the Marshal reflect his iron faith and will to achieve the historic cause of national reunification without fail true to the noble intentions of the peerless great men of Mt. Paektu.
The Marshal set forth from a fresh angle the line on simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force to bolster up the capabilities for self-defence with the nuclear force as a pivot which Kim Jong Il provided with his lifelong dedication, thus laying a firm foundation for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country by strictly rejecting the outsiders' domination and interference.
His speech at the military parade for celebrating the centenary of birth of the President in April 2012 has become an inspiring banner that instilled great hope and optimism about the future of a reunified country into the hearts of all Koreans.
The special proposal recently sent by the National Defence Commission of the DPRK to the south Korean authorities has aroused big support and sympathy of the public inside and outside as it reflected the desire and wish of all the Koreans to improve the north-south relations that were pushed to a catastrophe, put an end to the state of confrontation and realize at an early date the national reunification, the cherished desire of the nation.
The memorandum called on all the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad to wage a courageous nationwide struggle to carry through the instructions for national reunification of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Un.
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