A broad spectrum of south Koreans highly eulogize the undying achievements of peerless great men who had laid the bedrock of Korea’s independent reunification and great national unity.
In his conversation with the south Korean delegation on May 3, 1972, President Kim Il Sung set forth the three principles of national reunification the gist of which was question of Korea’s reunification should on all accounts be settled independently and peacefully on the principle of promoting great national unity, a professor of Seoul National University noted.
On July 4, since the two months later, the South-North Joint Statement the core of which was independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity was made public.
The publication of the joint statement was a historic event that made a breakthrough in the deadlocked inter-Korean relations for decades and marked a milestone for Korea’s reunification. It was a landmark event that both north and south of Korea agreed the reunification principle common to the nation for the first time in history of national division.
The south Koreans would always remember President Kim Il Sung who handed down the three principles of national reunification as reunification legacies and undying achievements of the President performed for national reunification would go down forever, a reunification champion said at a seminar held in a university in Daegu.
The imperishable exploits of President Kim Il Sung who dedicated his all to the cause of great national unity in his lifetime had been carried through by Chairman Kim Jong Il, a pro-reunification body wrote it in its homepage.
The Chairman, regarding the implementation of the President’s behests for national reunification as his lifelong cause, did his utmost endeavors to accomplish the sacred cause of Korea’s reunification.
The Chairman defined the three principles of national reunification and means set forth by the President as the three charters for national reunification and provided the Korean nation with the ideo-theoretical tools for reunification.
“The imperishable achievements made by President Kim Il Sung in the history of movement for national reunification will be immortal,” and “The feats and services performed by Chairman Kim Jong Il who published the historic declarations and provided a milestone for reunification will be recorded in the national history.” Some printed matters wrote. These are sentiments of the south Koreans who remember the brilliant career of the peerless great men who registered a new chapter for the cause of overall national unity.
“Let us work out the destiny of the Korean nation through the implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration that succeeded to the July 4 Joint Statement,” and “Regard inter-Korean declarations that embodied the spirit of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity as a lifeline of the nation and turn out in a vigorous drive.”
The exclamations from the celebration meetings marking the July 4 Joint Statement reflected the south Koreans’ faith to sacrifice themselves for reunification true to patriotic intention of Marshal Kim Jong Un who succeeds to the cause of preceding leaders.
A senior fellow at a human rights institute, in his article posted on a website, wrote that now the public sentiment is focused on Marshal Kim Jong Un who adheres to Kim Jong Il’s love for the country and the nation and called for the people to turn out in the movement for reunification with pride of venerating another peerless patriot.