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Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea

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Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea

Letter from National Spokesperson of RCPB(ML) to Kim Jong Il

Pyongyang Times Reports on Marking of Anniversary of WPK

Joint Statement of Six-Party Talks

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Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea

All are warmly invited to participate in the meetings to mark the 60th anniversary of the WPK, which falls on October 10, 2005. Two meetings are being organised to further the friendship, solidarity and understanding between the peoples of Britain and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Details are as follows:

Saturday, October 8, at 6pm
Saklatvala Hall, Southall
(rear of 14 Featherstone Road, entrance in Dominion Way)

The meeting will take the form of a celebration with a speech by a representative of the Embassy of the DPRK in London and messages of solidarity and congratulations from organisations and individuals. It will be followed by a social with Korean music and oriental food.

Monday, October 10, at 7pm
Marx House, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU

The meeting will take the form of a presentation by a comrade from the DPRK Embassy, followed by a question and answer session, discussion and film show. Korean food and drinks will be served.

The celebratory events are being organised by a Preparatory Committee to serve to deepen and broaden the friendship movement and acquaint people with the positions of the DPRK regarding the present national and international situation.

Call of Preparatory Committee

The people of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) are a contingent of progressive humanity that is waging vigorous struggles against war, for independence and sovereignty and to build a new society.

It is in this context that it is very important to strengthen the bonds of solidarity between the peoples of Britain and the DPRK in their common cause of defeating aggression and war and overcoming all the attempts of reaction to prevent the progress of humankind.

It is with this aim that we are holding events to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), under the leadership of Comrade Kim Il Sung, on October 10, 1945.

This anniversary is taking place at a time when the leaders of Anglo-American imperialism are taking unprecedented steps to blacken the name of the DPRK, to stifle it and to prevent the reunification of the Korean peninsula. The DPRK has been outrageously branded as an "outpost of tyranny", and disinformation is poured out about the so-called "nuclear issue" and the "human rights issue".

But the WPK, the Korean People’s Army and the entire people are pressing ahead with the task of building a prosperous and powerful socialist nation in the face of all the threats and machinations of the United States and its reactionary allies. They are overcoming all their difficulties and providing the problems they face with solutions.

Please join with us in coming together to mark this important anniversary of the WPK. In doing so, we will be dealing a blow at the forces who wish to wipe out progress and socialism. We will be affirming our common bonds of solidarity, co-operation and friendship, our common aspirations for independence, peace and socialism.

 

1 September, 2005

Harpal Brar, Chair
Michael Chant, General Secretary
Dermot Hudson, Vice Chair

Participatory organisations of the Preparatory Committee to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the WPK include:
Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
New Communist Party of Britain
Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
Juche Idea Study Group of England
Korea Friendship and Solidarity Campaign
Society for Friendship with Korea

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Letter from National Spokesperson of RCPB(ML) to Kim Jong Il

 

October 10, 2005 (Juche 94)

To: Kim Jong Il, General Secretary, Workers’ Party of Korea

Dear Comrade Kim Jong Il,

On the historic and glorious occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, as well as the 8th anniversary of your election as its General Secretary, I send you on behalf of our Central Committee and entire Party warmest congratulations and very best wishes for continued successes.

Steadfastly loyal to the Juche principles laid down by its great leader and founder, Comrade Kim Il Sung, under your wise leadership your Party continues to lead the Korean people from victory to victory in your heroic struggle to defend national sovereignty and your chosen system and to bring about the sacred goal of the reunification of the motherland.

As reflected among others in the important advances made by you at the recent six-party talks, your firm and just stand in the face of US imperialist threats and hostility, following your Songun policy, makes an important contribution to the peace and security of the region and the world and serves as a great example and inspiration to all the peoples in these dangerous times and complex situations.

Please be assured of our full support for your just policies as we stand, as ever, shoulder to shoulder with you in our common cause of socialism.

With warmest fraternal regards and best wishes for your continued good health.

Chris Coleman
National Spokesperson

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Pyongyang Times Reports on Marking of Anniversary of WPK

The Pyongyang Times in its edition of Saturday, September 17, 2005, reported on the preparations for the marking in Britain of the 60th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea as follows:

"The British preparatory committee released an appeal to the progressives in the UK, in which it called upon the progressive political parties and groups to join in the social events that will demonstrate solidarity with the Korean people and reaffirmed its bond of friendship with the Korean people."

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Joint Statement of Six-Party Talks

The fourth round of the six-party talks concluded negotiations on September 19 in Beijing with a release of a joint statement. The following is the full text:

The Fourth Round of the Six-Party Talks was held in Beijing, China among the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America from July 26th to August 7th, and from September 13th to 19th, 2005.

Mr Wu Dawei, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC; Mr Kim Kye Gwan, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK; Mr Kenichiro Sasae, Director-General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Mr Song Min-soon, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the ROK; Mr Alexandr Alekseyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; and Mr Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of the State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the United States, attended the talks as heads of their respective delegations.

Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei chaired the talks.

For the cause of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia at large, the Six Parties held, in the spirit of mutual respect and equality, serious and practical talks concerning the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula on the basis of the common understanding of the previous three rounds of the talks, and agreed, in this context, to the following:

1. The Six Parties unanimously reaffirmed that the goal of the Six-Party talks is the verifiable denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner.

The DPRK committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs and returning, at an early date, to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and to IAEA safeguards.

The United States affirmed that it has no nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula and has no intention to attack or invade the DPRK with nuclear or conventional weapons.

The ROK reaffirmed its commitment not to receive or deploy nuclear weapons in accordance with the 1992 Joint Declaration of the Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, while affirming that there exist no nuclear weapons within its territory.

The 1992 Joint Declaration of the Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula should be observed and implemented.

The DPRK stated that it has the right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

The other parties expressed their respect and agreed to discuss, at an appropriate time, the subject of the provision of light water reactor to the DPRK.

2. The Six Parties undertook, in their relations, to abide by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and recognised norms of international relations.

The DPRK and the United States undertook to respect each other’s sovereignty, exist peacefully together, and take steps to normalise their relations subject to their respective bilateral policies.

The DPRK and Japan undertook to take steps to normalise their relations in accordance with the Pyongyang Declaration, on the basis of the settlement of unfortunate past and the outstanding issues of concern.

3. The Six Parties undertook to promote economic cooperation in the fields of energy, trade and investment, bilaterally and/or multilaterally.

China, Japan, ROK, Russia and the US stated their willingness to provide energy assistance to the DPRK.

The ROK reaffirmed its proposal of July 12th 2005 concerning the provision of 2 million kilowatts of electric power to the DPRK.

4. The Six Parties committed the joint efforts for lasting peace and stability in Northeast Asia.

The directly related parties will negotiate a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula at an appropriate separate forum.

The Six Parties agreed to explore ways and means for promoting security cooperation in Northeast Asia.

5. The Six Parties agreed to take coordinated steps to implement the afore-mentioned consensus in a phased manner in line with the principle of "commitment for commitment", "action for action".

6. The Six Parties agreed to hold the Fifth Round of the Six-Party Talks in Beijing in early November 2005 at a date to be determined through consultations.

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