Kim Jong Il made public a work, titled, Let Us Carry Out the Great Comrade Kim Il Sung’s Instructions for National Reunification”, on August 4, Juche 86(1997).

In the work he defined the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity, the 10-point program of the great unity of the whole nation and the plan for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo as the three charters for national reunification.

Plan for the Founding of the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo

President Kim Il Sung advanced a plan for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo at the Sixth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea in October Juche 69(1980).

He stated that the most realistic and reasonable way to reunify the country independently, peacefully and on the principle of great national unity was to found a federal republic through the establishment of a unified national government on condition that the north and the south recognize and tolerate each other’s ideas and social system, a government in which the two sides are represented on an equal footing and under which they exercise regional autonomy respectively with equal rights and duties.

He recommended that in the unified state of a federal type a supreme national federal assembly should be formed with an equal number of representatives from north and south and an appropriate number of representatives of overseas nationals and that this assembly should organize a federal standing committee to guide the regional governments of the north and south and to administer all affairs of the federal state.

He added that it would be a good idea to call the federal state the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo, after a unified state that once existed in Korea and is well known to the world, and that such a name would also serve to reflect the common political aspirations of the north and south for democracy.

The DFRK should be a neutral country which does not participate in any political, military alliance or bloc. As a unified state, embracing the whole of the territory and people of the country, it should pursue a policy which agrees with the fundamental interests and demands of the entire Korean people.