Kim Jong Il exchanges October 4 Declaration with Roh-Moo-hyun
Milestone for Independent Reunification, Peace and Prosperity
Eight years ago in October, Chairman Kim Jong Il arranged another inter-Korean summit meeting to open up a wide avenue to independent reunification, peace and prosperity for the Korean nation.
The historic October 4 Declaration greatly inspires the Korean nation, heralding his tireless efforts for the cause of national reunification, noble patriotism and his shining achievements for Korea’s reunification.
The October 4 Declaration is a new springboard for national reconciliation and unity and a milestone for independent reunification, peace and prosperity along with the June 15 Joint Declaration.
The October 4 Declaration clarifies a package of the issues for improvement of inter-Korean relationship, peace on the Korean Peninsula, prosperity and reunification common to the Korean nation in line with the requirements of the June 15 Joint Declaration.
They include the issue of definitely converting the inter-Korean relations into those of mutual respect and trust, the issue of terminating the military hostile relations and ensuring détente and peace on the Korean Peninsula, the issue of putting an end to the present armistice system and building a lasting peace mechanism, achieving balanced development of the national economy and common prosperity, and the issue of boosting cooperation and exchange in various fields. These are practical issues to mend inter-Korean relations in a comprehensive way and achieve independent reunification, peace and prosperity.
The inter-Korean ties that made a steady progress with the adoption of the June 15 Joint Declaration made a U-turn thanks to the publication of the October 4 Declaration.
The historic inter-Korean summit meeting and the publication of the October 4 Declaration excited the Korean Peninsula and south Korea was swept by the hot wind of Kim Jong Il.
The south Korean mass media made special mention of the historic event in October by desrbing “the publication of the October 4 Declaration with reunification view if the Korean nation itself ,” “Manifestation of reunification will of the nation” and “presentation of rosy future of the Korean nation.”
The south Koreans people of every degree spoke highly of Chairman Kim Jong Il as a supreme patriot, a paramount nationalist, a powerful state leader, a leader of firm decision and an eminent general.The birth of the October 4 Declaration was a brilliant victory of idea of national independence and line of Kim Jong Il and precious fruition of his leading authority, political acumen and noble virtue