8th of June Juche 104(2015)
The UK Korean Friendship Association issued the following statement on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the June 15 declaration
On the 15th of June it will be 15 years since the then south Korean chief executive Kim Dae Jung (himself a former political prisoner in south Korea ) made an unprecedented trip to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea where he met the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il and signed the historic north-south declaration . The declaration was based on the principle of "By Our Nation Itself " meaning that Korea should be reunified by its own efforts not by the intervention of foreign powers. Some Western commentators just viewed the situation through Cold War lenses and thought that the June 15th declaration meant that the DPRK was giving up its socialist system but they were severely mistaken. Korea is Korea not Germany or another country.
The historic June 15th declaration was a bridge over the chasm of national division that had been imposed by outside forces principally the aggressive US imperialists. It was a bridge of hope , a rainbow bridge of unity and national reconciliation.
The June 15 declaration fully represented the will and aspirations of the entire Korean people north and south for peaceful reunification. The June 15 declaration was the precious fruit of the persevering and continuous efforts of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il who worked day and night for reunification. It was a lofty manifestation of the DPRK's stance for independent reunification and its profoundly peace-loving policy.
Regrettably the ideas and concepts of the June 15 declaration have been negated by the fascist Park Geun Hye puppet regime, the sworn enemies and oppressors of the south Korean people. They have trampled down the June 15 declaration and have opposed reunification.
Park Geun Hye has advanced the so-called Dresden Declaration which envisages so -called German style reunification which in essence means the annexation and colonization of the DPRK and the destruction of its socialist system. This is contrary to the principles of the June 15 declaration. Park Geun Hye has not only made south Korea more dependent on the US and Japan but has even tried to drag all sorts of forces into Korean affairs. Park Geun Hye is an anti-reunification reactionary who should be overthrown
UK KFA supports the struggle of the Korean people ,north and south, to realise the June 15th declaration in the spirit of "By Our Nation Itself".