The great leader President Kim Il Sung devoted his all to the reunification of Korea throughout his life.
One day he said to foreign reporters:
“You asked me what is the best gift I can give to my people and it is the country´s reunification.”
Since Korea was divided into the north and the south due to the US imperialists after liberation President Kim Il Sung felt greater pain than others about the tragedy of national division forced by outsiders. He made endless painstaking efforts for national reunification till the last period of his life.
For reunification of Korea, he saw that many meetings were convened such as the Joint Conference of the Representatives of Political Parties and Public Organizations of the North and the South held in Pyongyang in Juche 37 or 1948 and the North-South High-Level Political Talks held in Juche 61 or 1972.
He also presented many reunification lines and proposals for Korea´s reunification including the Three Principles for National Reunification, Five-Point Policy of National Reunification and the Proposal for Founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo.
He gave instructions on the issue of national reunification on several occasions between June the 20th and July the 5th of Juche 83 or 1994 alone, the last days of his great life, and worked energetically for their implementation.
As a result, an agreement on holding north-south summit talks in Pyongyang was adopted between the north and the south of Korea.
On July the 7th, Juche 83 or 1994, President Kim Il Sung polished the document related to national reunification and left the handwriting reading “Kim Il Sung, July 7, 1994″. It was the last autograph in his life.
Afterwards, the Korean people built the monument to handwriting inscribed with the letters “Kim Il Sung, July 7, 1994″ at Panmunjom where the demarcation line runs between the north and the south, with a pledge to carry on the exploits performed by him in the cause of national reunification and implement his instructions.
Today, too, the Korean people are waging a vigorous struggle for national reunification under the leadership of respected Kim Jong Un with a resolve to further honor the immortal exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung in the history of national reunification by accomplishing the cause of reunification.