Imperishable Trace in Panmunjom
Chairman Kim Jong Il inspected the truce village of Panmunjom on November 24, 1996, 19 years ago.
Panmunjom that is situated between north and south of Korea is well known to the world as the symbol of division and reunification.
Reunification champions both in the north and south have visited each other via Panmunjom and reunification festivals have been held here amid intense reunification zeal of the Korean nation for seven decades.
Chairman Kim Jong Il meets south Korean president Kim Dae-jung
The monument to President Kim Il Sung's signature on reunification-related document was erected in Panmunjom.
The Chairman's inspection of Panmunjom was the national-historic event that instilled hope of and confidence in reunification into all the fellow countrymen.
He stood still for a while in front of the monument to the President’s signature. He said that the President’s signature contained his strong volition of reunification, painstaking effort for and confidence in reunification, expressing his firm will to carry out the last instruction of the President for reunification.
His inspection of Panmunjom imbued the Korean nation with hope of and confidence in national reunification and delivered sledgehammer blows at anti-reunification elements at home and abroad.
Four years later, inter-Korean summit was held for the first time in the history of national division in Pyongyang on June 15, Juche 89 (2000), which led to the adoption of the north-south joint declaration for achieving independent reunification, peace and prosperity by pooling efforts of the nation.
His inspection of Panmunjom and adamantine will to reunify the country brought about the national event of weighty significance that startled the world.
The cause of Korea’s reunification desired by the preceding leaders is inherited and marking victorious progress by supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un inspects the truce village of Panmunjom
Kim Jong Un visited the truce village of Panmunjom in March of 2012 and watched carefully the monument to the President’s signature. He recalled the undying exploits of the preceding leaders who had worked heart and soul for national reunification throughout their lives.
He hardened his steadfast will to hand down a reunified country to rising generation, true to the lifelong wish of the preceding leaders.
Serious obstacles remain in the way of the Korean nation in their efforts for reunification. Led by Kim Jong Un, who successfully carries through instruction of the preceding leaders’ for reunification, the cause of national reunification will surely be achieved.