KSDP calls for great national unity

STATEMENT
By KSDP CC Chairman

The chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party (KSDP) in a statement on Jan. 5 praised the slogan and proposals for national reunification put forward by supreme leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year address as the most realistic and reasonable ones to settle the north-south relations:

If all the fellow countrymen in the north, the south and abroad turn out in the patriotic movement for national reunification in hearty response to the New Year address, it would be conducive to improving the bedeviled north-south ties, opening up a broad avenue to independent reunification and ensuring peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world.

All the political parties and politicians in south Korea should bear in mind Kim Jong Un's noble intention of writing a new chapter in the history of inter-Korean relations so as to refrain from seeking confrontation of systems which is harmful to national reunification and take an active part in the nation-wide struggle for opening up a broad avenue to independent reunification by pooling efforts of the whole nation.

The south Korean authorities should neither seek "unification of systems" that incites distrust and conflict between the north and the south nor insult the other side's system and make impure solicitation to do harm to their fellow countrymen. They should also stop oppressing the pro-reunification patriotic forces and choose to join efforts in implementing the reunification programmes common to the nation, including the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity and the historic June 15 and October 4 declarations.

The United States, the very one that divided our nation into two and has imposed the suffering of national division upon it for 70 years, should desist from pursuing the anachronistic policy hostile towards the DPRK and reckless acts of aggression and boldly make a policy switch.

(KCNA - January 6, 2015)