South Koreans highly admire President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il who had laid the groundwork for the country’s independent reunification, peace and prosperity throughout their lifetime to hand a reunified country down to the coming generation.
Since the national division forced by foreign forces, President Kim Il Sunghad devoted every energy and intelligence to reunify the country, always remembering the south Koreans, a resident in Cheonan City of South Chungcheong Province said with burning emotion.
President Kim Il Sung devoted all his energies to the country’s reunification without a moment’s rest, with the result that the July 4 Joint Statement was born and the three principles of Korea’s reunification, the 10-Point Program of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo were presented. His painstaking endeavor for the country’s reunification is unfathomable as he put his final signature on a document concerning reunification in the last moment of his life, a member of a civic organization said.
The reunification polices advanced by the President are the most righteous reunification programs running through independent stand asserting the Korean nation should settle the reunification question independently in a responsible manner, the south Koreans in Seoul, Busan and other parts of south Korea said.
President Kim Il Sung dedicated all his to the country’s reunification, regarding reunification as the greatest gift he could present to the nation. As his life is for national reunification, he made his autograph on a document related to reunification in the last moment of his life, noted a south Korean historian who has been studying contemporary history of famous men in his article titled “National great luck-three generals of Mt. Paektu.”
Chairman Kim Jong Il made tireless efforts to implement the President’s instructions for national reunification, a member of a pro-reunification body said and went on:
“Chairman Kim Jong Il did his utmost to achieve the reunification cause of the Korean nation, regarding the President’s instructions for reunification as his lifelong motto. Thanks to him, the three principles of national reunification, the 10-Point Program of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo put forth by the President serve as the three pillars and three charters for national reunification. The second rounds of Pyongyang summit were held and it was a landmark event that the inter-Korean declarations were adopted.”
Looking back upon the glorious course of the movement for reunification that has registered victories under the banner of the June 15 Joint Declaration, the inter-Korean declarations are brilliant fruition produced by idea of great national unity of Chairman Kim Jong Il who joined hands with those who love the country and nation, whether he or she lives at home or abroad without asking their past misdeed, a south Korean professor in Seoul said at a forum.
The south Korean people from all social strata said:
“Thanks to the inter-Korean declarations, the south Koreans were aware of they are the makers of history,” “With the adoption of the inter-Korean declarations, the inter-Korean relations riddled with distrust and face-off have been turned into those of reconciliation and cooperation” and “Thanks to the guidance of the Chairman, reunification-oriented functions in the presence of workers, peasants and personages of all strata in the north, south and overseas were held and cooperation and exchanges got brisk between the north and south of Korea.”
The Solidarity for Peace and Reunification and the Solidarity for Progress stated that the achievements of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Ilwho had rendered distinguished service to peace on the Korean Peninsula and reunification would last long along with history of the Korean nation, it asserted that the Korean nation should stand together in the drive to achieve independent reunification of the country.
The south Koreans’ reverence for the President and Chairman’s undying exploits performed for the realization of national reunification is growing ever deeper.