The north and the south should actively try to find a peaceful reunification plan based on nationwide agreement and direct sincere efforts to this end, said Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address.
The remark reflects the ardent love for the nation of the peerlessly great man devoting himself to realizing a supreme desire of all the fellow countrymen for national reunification as soon as possible.
National reunification is a nationwide patriotic cause for connecting the broken vein of the nation and for realizing national unity.
Last year, the north and the south made a definite reversion of inter-Korean relations in the utmost extremes of distrust and confrontation to those of trust and reconciliation and made in a short time eye-opening achievements which had been unimaginable in the past.
It is thanks to the firm will of the top leaders in the north and the south to improve the north-south ties and the vigorous struggle waged by all the members of the nation to implement the historic north-south declarations true to the intentions of the top leaders that signal and eventful achievements unimaginable in the past scores of years have been made in just one year.
The Panmunjom Declaration and the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration in which the nation committed to carving out its own destiny with its own hands are the declaration of national independence, declaration of national unity and the declaration of peace and reunification.
All Koreans assume the responsibility for search a peaceful reunification plan based on nationwide agreement and striving for its realization while thoroughly implementing the historic north-south declarations.
The new historical trend towards the improvement of the north-south ties and peace on the Korean peninsula has naturally to be oriented and led to reunification.
Only when the national division and confrontation end at an early date, can it be possible to turn 3 000-ri land into the genuine home of the nation which will be peaceful and prosperous forever.
Everyone should get united, and pool intentions and wisdom irrespective of different ideologies, ideas, and political views with precedence given to the great intention of national reunification.
There will be nothing to be afraid of and nothing that can not be done in the world if all the Koreans pool their intentions and strength.
It is something deplorable that the resourceful and powerful Korean nation which created Taedonggang culture, one of the world's five civilizations, and became the origin of human culture, has suffered from more than 70 years of tragic division, after being separated into the north and the south at the hands of outsiders.
Anyone, who just overlooks or shuns this heart-rending situation, will have no justifications to stand before patriotic forerunners and future generations.
Whoever has blood and soul of the Korean nation has to come out in the ground for discussing ways for reunification and set forth beneficial proposals and thus make tangible contributions to the patriotic cause for nation's prosperity.
All the Koreans should turn out as one in the great cause for providing the reunification plan common to the nation with warm desire and wish for reunification and thus make a greater stride in the struggle for the improvement of the north-south ties, peace, prosperity and national reunification.