Adopted at the Friends of Korea Meeting, October 8, 2009 (Juche 98)
To Comrade Kim Jong Il
General Secretary, Workers’ Party of Korea
Chairman of the National Defence Commission
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Dear Comrade Kim Jong Il
This meeting convened to mark the 64th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea conveys to you its warmest congratulations. It also wishes you the very best for your continued successes on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of your election as the General Secretary of the Party, and on the occasion of the 83rd anniversary of the formation of the Down-with-Imperialism Union by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung.
In these times when US imperialism is intent on causing tragedies for the people of the world, the right of the people to resist and forge their own path of development is of paramount importance. The continued defence by the DPRK of its sovereignty, and its refusal to conciliate with the arrogant bullying of US imperialism, is a very great contribution to the people’s struggles in these circumstances.
Our hearts and minds are with you and the Korean people every step of the way as you strive to implement the most heartfelt wish of President Kim Il Sung to reunify and denuclearise the Korean Peninsula. It is US imperialism and its hostile policies towards the DPRK that is the block to this great task, and we call on the US to engage in bilateral talks with the DPRK. We pledge to do our utmost to support this struggle by countering the slanders and disinformation spread about the DPRK, and to work to unite everyone in solidarity and friendship with the DPRK and the Korean people.
The DPRK has the inviolable right to defend its sovereignty and independence, and develop the human and material resources to do so. It is the US military presence which has been a threat to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula for more than 60 years, since the division of the nation following the Second World War. The aspiration and task taken up for solution by the Korean people, under your leadership and that of the Workers’ Party of Korea, is to reunify and denuclearise the Korean Peninsula under the banner of “By our nation itself”, which reflects the united will of the Korean people. Korea Is One!
The Workers’ Party of Korea under your leadership is the sure weapon to defend the achievements of the Korean people and to thwart all the plans of Anglo-US imperialism to stifle and wipe out the beacon of the DPRK.
May we wish you on this occasion good health and long life, and assure you that we stand shoulder to shoulder with you in our common cause of building a new world, the world of peace, independence and socialism.
With warmest fraternal regards
Participating organisation and individuals of the Co-ordinating Committee of Friends of Korea, which comprises:
Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea
UK Korean Friendship Association
New Communist Party of Britain
Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
Socialist Labour Party
Reports of the seminar
- Milestone in Korean History -- New Worker
- Joint Seminar on WPK's experience in Party Building -- KCNA