calendar>>November 14. 2009 Juche 98
Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Idea of "By Our Nation Itself"
Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA) -- It is a pressing task facing the Korean nation at present to improve the inter-Korean relations, guided by the idea of "By our nation itself", and inject fresh energy into the movement for national reunification. Rodong Sinmun Saturday observes this in a signed article.

It says:

The idea of "By our nation itself" is pervaded with the spirit of independence.

It is the Koreans who ardently desire national reunification and have the strength and will to achieve it. The issue of reunification can be successfully solved only by the concerted efforts of the Koreans as it is their internal affair in every respect.

Only when the north and the south pool will and intention for the sake of reunification and reenergize the cooperation and exchange in line with the common interests and demand of the nation, is it possible to pave the way for national reunification irrespective of the differing ideology and system.

All the Koreans at home and overseas have striven hard to implement the north-south declarations despite the obstructions on the part of the separatist forces inside and outside south Korea. This clearly testifies to the tremendous attraction and vitality of the idea of "By our nation itself".

It is beyond any doubt that a wide avenue will be opened for independent reunification, peace and prosperity when the inter-Korean relations are definitely converted into the ties aimed at national reunification in the spirit of "By our nation itself".

South Korea should make a switchover in its anachronistic policy of confrontation towards compatriots, defuse confrontation and tension by pursuing a policy of alliance and reconciliation with the north and take practical measures for radically improving the inter-Korean relations.

All Koreans desirous of national reunification should intensify the patriotic struggle for reunification, solidarizing and uniting with each other in the idea of "By our nation itself" irrespective of the differing ideology, system, political view and religious faith, urges the article.

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