STATEMENT ON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE PROPOSAL TO FUND THE DEMOCRATIC CONFEDERAL
REPUBLIC OF KORYO
On October 10th 1980 a ground breaking proposal to solve the long standing issue of Korea's peaceful and independent reunification was made by the DPRK President KIM IL SUNG. The concept of the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo was put forward by President KIM IL SUNG as a historic solution to the complex and pressing question of Korea's future development, whether Korea' s fate was to be unity or division, to be peace or war.
Korea had been arbitarily divided into two by the United States at the end of the Second World War across the 38 parallel. In June 1950 the US, south Korea and it's client states launched a war of aggression aganist the north. Regretably the UK played a disgraceful role as a suppiler of cannon fodder to the whims of the US overlord. The Korean war (June 25th 1950-July 1953) caused the loss of millions of innocent Korean people and massive destruction to the infrastructure throughout the Korean peninsula. Germ warfare was carried out by the US imperialists aganist the DPRK. By July 27th 1953 the Korean people were able to have repelled the aggressors.
To see that conflict would never happen again on the Korean peninsula, the Sixth Congress of the Workers Party of Korea put forward the momentous project to create a Korean Confederation, embracing north and south. The Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo would absolutely respect the social, political and economic systems of the north and the south of Korea as they presently stand. Both north and south under the Koryo Confederal system would have regional governments. In principle and practice the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo would be a unified federal state, with a supreme federal assembly composed of a equal number of representatives from the north and south and having assembly deputies from all political parties and social movements from the two parts of the Korean peninsula. There would be a federal standing committee of the Koryo Confederation to administer the day to day affairs of the country, this committee's authority would equally be shared between the representatives of the north and the south. The DCRK would be on the international arena a neutral state, not a member of any political or military alliances and pacts.
The programme of the DCRK reflects the concrete reality of Korea and has highlighted the great possibility of establishing a reunified state inspite of the differences of ideologies,ideals and socio-political systems that exist within the Korean nation.
Chairman KIM JONG IL of the DPRK National Defence Commission has aspired to implement the DCRK proposal into effect. This can be seen in the "Uriminzokki or By -Our-Nation-Itself" approach of the DPRK Government to the question of Korea's reunification. That fundamentally the issue of Korean reunification is a question for the Korean people themselves to solve independently and by their own efforts.
A significant step on the road to Korean reunification was taken when the north and the south held high-level summitt meetings in Pyongyang in June 2000 and October 2007. The historic breakthrough in north-south Korean relations was achieved by the signing of the north/south agreement of June 15th 2000. North and south of Korea after the signing of the agreement were increasingly having cooperation in varied areas of activity, including in the ecomony,cultural & sports relations, tourism and family reunions. This period of reconciliation between the north and the south of Korea was a foundiation stone for the future confederation of the country.
Unfortunately this era of peace and detente on the Korean peninsula was bought to an end by the actions of the present south Korean regime. The neo-conservatives who currently rule south Korea appear to be hell bent on creating an atmosphere of confrontation with the north, that with the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.
Under the pretext of the "Cheonan incident" the south Korean warmongers have ended up tearing up the inter-Korean accords and are working frantically to isolate Democratic Korea in the international community. The Cheonan affair is very reminiscent of the Iraqi WMD fiasco of 2003. World public opinion will not be taken in again by such a fabrication as invented by the Seoul regime.
The Staffordshire Regional Committee of the Korean Friendship Association (UK) calls upon all progressive people to work in the cause of solidarity with the Korean people in the struggle for Peace and Reunification on the Korean peninsula. It is with deep concern that we view the imminent threat of war in Korea by the US and south Korea. We urge peace campaigners, anti-imperialist activists and trade unionists in Staffordshire, in the UK and elsewhere to bring intense pressure to bear on the Seoul authorities to end their aggressive moves aganist the north and instead work for peace and dialogue with the DPRK. The best solution to the issue of Korea's division, in the opinion of the Staffordshire KFA Committee, would be if the proposal for the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo was put into operation by the sovereign will of the entire Korean people. Only the formation of the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo can be bring peace and reunification to Korea!
KOREA IS ONE!!!
ISSUED BY THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIONAL COMMITTEE
OF THE KOREN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF THE
UNITED KINGDOM 26.09.2010