Co-ordinating Committee of Friends of Korea
The Co-ordinating Committee of Friends of Korea is comprised of parties, organisations and individuals in Britain who are in solidarity with the struggle of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to defend its independence and sovereignty against imperialism.
- Membership of the Committee is open to all those who subscribe to the above objective, irrespective of their political views on any other question, with the exception of clearly racist or fascist elements.
- All members of the Committee enjoy equal rights and responsibilities to promote and develop its work. The Committee carries out its work in an atmosphere of democracy and co-operation and, whenever possible, on the basis of consensus.
- The Committee holds regular elections to its officer posts, with the intention that these reflect inclusivity and the broad nature of the Committee.
- The main work of the Committee involves the organising of public events, including rallies, seminars, exhibitions, and social and cultural programmes, to mark important dates in the Korean political calendar, respond to important developments in and/or concerning Korea, and promote awareness of the Korean issue in the working class, progressive and peace movements. Where appropriate, the Committee will constitute itself as a Preparatory Committee for such occasions and anniversaries.
The Committee will also explore other avenues for promoting and developing its work.
All members of the Committee maintain their independent identity and are free to continue and develop their own work on the Korean issue, singly or with others. However, the Committee encourages the highest possible degree of unity amongst its members and seeks to promote joint activity in the common cause wherever appropriate.
KCNA NEWS ITEM Coordinating Committee of Korean Friends Formed in Britain
Pyongyang, December 28 (KCNA) -- An inaugural ceremony of the Coordinating Committee of Korean Friends was held in London on Dec. 6. Present there were Harpal Brar, chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain "Marxist-Leninist", its International Secretary Ella Rule, Andy Brooks, general secretary of the Central Committee of the New Communist Party of Britain, a member of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain "Marxist-Leninist", Keith Bennet, secretary general of the European Society for the Study of the Juche Idea, and Dermot Hudson, chairman of the British Association for the Study of Songun Policy.
Officials of the DPRK embassy in London were present there on invitation.
The ceremony elected the chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain "Marxist-Leninist" chairman of the coordinating committee and the chairman of the British Association for the Study of Songun Policy its vice-chairman and the member of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain "Marxist-Leninist" its secretary general.
The ceremony adopted the statute of the committee and decided to elect its leadership once every year.