A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) — A meeting took place at the Central Hall of Workers in Pyongyang on Thursday, the 5th anniversary of the October 4 declaration.
Present there were Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party, Ryu Mi Yong, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party, Choe Jin Su, president of the North Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification, officials of social organizations, members of the North Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration, the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification and the North Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance of Youth and Students for Korea’s Reunification, people and students in the city.
Yang Hyong Sop, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, made a report at the meeting.
He said the publication of the October 4 declaration made it possible to independently solve all issues in reunifying the country in line with the demand and interests of the nation in the idea of “By our nation itself”.
By adopting the declaration, leader Kim Jong Il gave momentum to the enthusiasm for independent reunification growing at home and abroad, thus bringing about the unprecedented golden days for national reconciliation and unity, he said and went on:
After the publication of the declaration contacts and dialogues between the north and the south were activated in politics, economy, military and other fields including a premiers’ meeting and their joint propelling mechanisms were established, giving great spurs to its implementation on a nation-wide scale.
Through a drive to implement the declaration, all the Koreans in the north, the south and abroad cherished an immutable truth that pooling efforts of Koreans guarantees the reunification, common prosperity and a rosy future of the nation.
Along with the June 15 joint declaration provided by Kim Jong Il as a great programme for independent reunification in the new century, the October 4 declaration has proved its validity and vitality despite the serious challenges lying on the road to reunification.