DPRK, South Korea appeal for implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration

08:36, June 16, 2011      

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korean authorities issued a statement Wednesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the June 15 Joint Declaration.

The DPRK, South Korea and the Overseas Side committees for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration appealed, in the statement, to all Koreans to unite in implementing the joint declaration, the official news agency KCNA reported.

The adoption of the joint declaration was a great event which replaced the history of national division by a new history of reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification, the statement said.

Noting its implementation was the only way to overcome the current tension which was inching close to an armed conflict, the statement said the committees would take the lead in promoting national reconciliation and unity and achieving peace and reunification.

On June 15, 2000, the DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il and then South Korean President Kim Dae-jung signed in Pyongyang the joint declaration, which promotes inter-Korean reunification.

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