However, as this collection of Romanian documents indicates shortly after the announcement of the joint communiqué, there was a strong disagreement between North and South Korea over the interpretation of the three principles of reunification. While both sides saved money in the months following the publication of the joint communiqué, it was the establishment of Yushin`s dictatorial system in South Korea in October 1972 that led North Korea to clearly rethink its strategy for the best possible reunification of the Korean peninsula. Below is an unofficial translation showing the full text of the agreement they signed. For more information, we`ve combined key phrases and segments with comments. The parties unanimously agreed on the following points in order to reduce tensions between the North and the South, caused for so long by the lack of mutual communication, and to promote the reunification of the homeland. Lee Hu Rak, director of Seoul`s Central Intelligence Agency, travelled to Pyongyang from May 2-5, 1972 to meet with Director Kim Yong Ju of the Pyongyang organization and leadership. Second Vice-President Pak Sung Chul, on behalf of Director Kim Yong Ju, travelled to Seoul from 29 May to 1 June 1972 to continue talks with Rector Lee Hu Rak. The joint communiqué of 4 July 1972 , the first document on which North and South Korea agreed after the partition of the Korean Peninsula in 1945, is of particular historical importance. In particular, the two Koreas reached an agreement with the joint communiqué on the three principles of reunification (independence, peaceful union and great national unity). The communiqué also took the North-South dialogue to a new level, with the two sides agreeing to stop hiding each other, to engage in different forms of exchange, to set up a hotline between Seoul and Pyongyang, and to establish a South-North coordination committee to ease tensions, prevent armed clashes and resolve the issue of unification.
to dispel misunderstandings and mistrust and the increase in tensions between the South and the North, as a result of a long separation, and to accelerate the unification of the homeland, a comprehensive agreement was reached on the following points: NKIDP e-dossier 10, „Prospects for the reunification of Korea in the DPRK after the joint communiqué of 4 July“, introduced by Jong-dae Shin and contains 25 documents translated into Romanian that represent North Korea`s changing approach to concerns inter-Korean relations and Korean reunification, according to the historic joint communiqué of 4 July 1972 between North and South Korea.