ILPS greets the Korean people on the first anniversary of Panmunjon declaration
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Korean people of both north and south on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Panmunjom Declaration, signed by Comrade Kim Jong-Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, on April 27, 2018.
This declaration reflects the common aspirations of the 80 million Korean people for peace, prosperity and reconciliation. It solemnly states that there will not be another war in the Korean Peninsula and that a new era of peace has begun.
We welcome the determination of the Korean people to put an end to the protracted division, confrontation and the consequences of the Cold War, to open a new era of national reconciliation, peace and prosperity and to develop inter-Korean relations.
We support the following provisions of the Panmunjom Declaration:
Firstly, the north and the south will make an all-round and epochal improvement and development in their relations so as to reconnect the severed blood vessel of the nation and bring earlier the future of co-prosperity and independent reunification; Secondly, the north and the south will work together to ease the acute military tension and substantially remove the danger of war on the Korean peninsula; thirdly, the north and the south will closely work together to build a permanent and durable peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula.
We respect the adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration as a historic event demonstrating to the whole world that Korea is a single nation and that Koreans can surely achieve peace and prosperity by themselves. The long period of division, foreign intervention and imperialist threat of nuclear war must come to an end.
We join the peace-loving peoples of the world in manifesting solidarity and support for the peace process on the Korean peninsula and encouraging the establishment of a lasting peace mechanism. We support and encourage the Korean people in developing inter-Korean cooperation and exchange and jointly achieving national prosperity. We always stand firmly in solidarity with the Korean people in striving to achieve their country’s reunification in the spirit of national independence.