Manifestation of Utmost Revolutionary Comradeship
13 years ago, on September 2, 2000 unconverted long-term prisoners were repatriated from south Korea across the demarcation line at Panmunjom, shouting at the top of their voices "Long Live General Kim Jong Il!"
That day even mountains and rivers swayed with ebullient emotion.
Leader Kim Jong Il who was possessed of utmost affection for revolutionary soldiers regarded unconverted long-term prisoners in south Korea as genuine revolutionaries who contributed their all to the Party and the country and as model fighters boundlessly loyal to the cause of independence of the popular masses and made his painstaking efforts to bring them to the embrace of the motherland and provide them with all happiness and honor.
Thanks to his warm comradely affection the issue of unconverted long-term prisoners was specified in the June 15 Joint Declaration that was adopted at the north-south summit, the first of its kind in history.
By virtue of his ardent loving care and obligation, over 60 unconverted long-term prisoners could return to their motherland.
Leader Kim Jong Il saw to it that a sea of flowers of welcome was unfolded on the road and their lives were raised to the top of honor.
The benevolent affection shown by leader Kim Jong Il to them is continued today, too.
Keeping deep in their hearts the endless loving care of Marshal Kim Jong Un, the unconverted long-term prisoners are firmly determined to faithfully support his Songun-based revolutionary leadership and devote all their efforts for the prosperity and reunification of the country.
They will in the future too, as in the past, hold great Generalissimos in high esteem as the sun of their destiny and staunchly go forward along the road of unchangeable faith under the leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Pok Un Hui
Pyongyang citizens warmly welcomed unconverted long-term prisoners returning to
their motherland via Panmunjom (September 2, 2000)