Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ("North Korea")
30th May 2002
30th Anniv of Charter of Three Principles for Re-Unification
designed - O Sol Rim
Situated on the outskirts of Pyongyang, the arch features two women in national dress, symbolising North and South Korea joining hands and holding a globe on which the re-unified Korea is depicted.
The figures are approximately 30 metres tall.
The arch was completed in 2001, as a result of the "Sunshine Policy".
The Three Points of National Reunification.
The then President of DPRK, Kim Il Sung, defined these in 1972 during talks with delegates from South Korea and they continue to represent the basis for North Korea's foreign policy.
a. First, national reunification should be achieved independently without reliance on outside forces and free from their interference.
b. Secondly, great national unity should be promoted by transcending the differences in ideas, ideals and systems.
c. Thirdly, national reunification should be achieved by peaceful means without resorting to arms.