30 May 2017

News Story: DPRK urges S. Korea to abolish preparatory committee for reunification

PYONGYANG, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Monday called on South Korea to abolish its presidential preparatory committee for reunification set up by the former government.

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a commentary that the Preparatory Committee for Unification "has served as a means for executing the policy of confrontation with the fellow countrymen."

The committee worked on "unification through absorption" while scrapping the North-South agreement to set up a special zone for peace and cooperation in the West Sea, to end the current armistice system and build a lasting peace mechanism, said the KCNA.

"As differing ideologies and systems have existed for long in the north and the south, attempt at achieving 'unification of social systems' and 'unification through absorption' by way of extending the system of one party into the other party will only bring conflict," said the commentary.

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