DPRK-made Drinks to Be Sold in U.S.
Date: 21/07/2004 | Source: KCNA.co.jp (English) | Read original version at source
Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- Pyongyang Liquor is soon to be sold in the U.S.
Pak Il U, 55, a Korean resident in the U.S who is manager of the Dong Woo U.S.A. INC., had an interview with KCNA at Koryo Hotel when he was visiting Pyongyang.
The publication of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration gave him a great delight, he said. A way has been paved for the Korean nation to reunify the country by itself.
I have thought that when all the Koreans in the north, south and overseas are united with a strong sense of patriotism and try to let the world know well about Korea, the door of national reunification will be opened, he said.
After much deliberation over the way for disabusing American society of its mistaken thought about the DPRK and giving the Korean-Americans a correct understanding of the fatherland, I made up my mind to sell Pyongyang Liquor in the United States, he said, and went on:
"I have spent much time and efforts for its realization. Pyongyang is the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. When people drink Pyongyang Liquor, a traditional liquor of Korea, they will think of Korea and chat about the history and traditions of the nation. That's why I made such a decision."
Saying that his initiative was fully supported by the motherland, he added:
"I have already taken the business license and have it registered as the Korea Pyongyang Trading U.S.A INC. I feel pride and have already received congratulatory telephone messages from Koreans in different regions of the world".
Noting that its sale is optimistic as the selling network has already been arranged, he explained his plan to sell various kinds of DPRK-made drinks including blueberry wine in the United States, not limiting himself to the sale of Pyongyang Liquor.
He called upon all the Koreans abroad to make a tangible contribution to the reunification of the nation, those with money donating money, those with strength giving strength and those with knowledge dedicating knowledge, as said by President Kim Il Sung.