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Inter-Korean Meeting Marks Centenary of Martyr's Patriotic Deed
Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- An inter-Korean meeting was held in Kaesong on Nov. 3 to mark the lapse of 100 years since the patriotic deed done by martyr An Jung Gun.

Attending it were Jang Jae On, chairman of the Religious Believers Council of Korea, Jong Tok Gi, vice-chairman of the National Reconciliation Council, and other officials concerned from the north side and Chairman of the board Ham Se Ung and other members of the Memorial Commission for Martyr An Jung Gun and Jo Kwang, director of the An Jung Gun Institute from the south side.

The participants paid silent tribute to the memory of An Jung Gun.

Addresses were made at the meeting before there were speeches on the theme of "The patriotic deed of martyr An Jung Gun and our task".

Recalling that An shot Hirobumi Ito to death on Oct. 26, 100 years ago, the speakers stressed that it was a punishment of the Japanese imperialist aggressors by justice and a patriotic deed that demonstrated the Korean nation's will never to remain a colonial slave of the foreign forces.

The patriotic soul of the martyr calls upon the Koreans to put an end to the foreign forces' domination and interference and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification, they said.

They recalled that the "period of anti-Japanese joint struggle in memory of martyr An Jung Gun" was set from Oct. 26 this year to March 26, 2010, the centenary of his demise, to vigorously wage the mass movement.

They urged all Koreans to turn out in the struggle to adhere to and implement the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration under the banner of "By our nation itself".

Read out at the meeting was the appeal to all Koreans already adopted and made public in the joint name of the Religious Believers Council of Korea and the Memorial Commission for Martyr An Jung Gun.

Prior to the meeting, its participants looked round the photos showing An Jung Gun and his relics and exposing the atrocities of the Japanese imperialists and reinvasion moves, presented by the north and the south.

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