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Delegation for event marking the October 4 Joint Declaration arrives in Pyeongyang


The three planes carrying the 160-member delegation for an event marking the 11th anniversary of the October 4 Joint Declaration arrived at the international
airport in Pyeongyang at 9:58 in the morning after a 1-hour, 10-minute flight.

Upon arriving at the airport, they were welcomed by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country; Pak Myong Chol, chairman of the North Committee for the Implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration; Ahn Dong Chun, vice chairman of the Supreme People’s Assembly; Cha Hui Rim, chairman of the Pyongyang City People’s Committee; Won Kil U, vice sports minister; and Kang Ji Yong, chairman of the Religious Believers Council of Korea.

Ri said, “Welcome to Pyeongyang. It will be a very pleasant visit,” emphasizing that “Just as we cannot think of stems without roots, the June 15 Joint Declaration, the October 4 Joint Declaration, the April 27 (Panmunjeom) Declaration, and the September Pyeongyang Joint Declaration are all for the Korean people and are our guidelines for unification.”

Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon replied, “I came back exactly two weeks after the Pyeongyang summit meeting. I feel that Pyeongyang is like a neighbo r I hope that we carry on the spirit (of the October … 4 Joint Declaration) and hold a meaningful event tomorrow.”

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