Resolution on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

APPF14 RES 02

14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
15-20 January 2006

Resolution on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

APPF14/RES/02

(Sponsored by Japan and the Republic of Korea)

The 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum:
Reaffirming that the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula is of great concern not only to the two Koreas but also to Northeast Asia and the Asia Pacific region at large;

Convinced, in this respect, that the support and engagement of the international community particularly the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) where all countries represented in the Six Party Talks but the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) take part in is essential in settling peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula; and

Noting the Resolution on the Peaceful Resolution of the Nuclear Issue on the Korean Peninsula adopted at the 13th APPF Annual Meeting (January, 2005), the segments on the Korean Peninsula in the Chairman’s Statement of the 12th Meeting of the ARF (July, 2005), the Joint Statement adopted at the 4th Six Party Talks (September, 2005), the Chairman’s Statement on the issue of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula announced at the 13th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (November, 2005);

RESOLVES TO:

1. Acknowledge the perseverance and strenuous efforts of the countries participating in the Six Party Talks for a safe and peaceful Korean Peninsula; and recognize that such efforts resulted in the adoption of the “Joint Statement” at the 4th round of Six Party Talks, laying the substantive groundwork in resolving the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula;

2. Attach great significance especially to the DPRK’s commitment to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs and return at an early date to the treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT) and to IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards agreement marks an important progress toward realizing a “verifiable nuclear-free Korean Peninsula”;

3. Urge countries involved in the Six Party Talks to implement faithfully the said Statement in line with the principle of “commitment for commitment, action for action” in accordance with the spirit of agreement reached at the 4th round of talks; and

4. Call on the parties to the Six Party Talks to exert all-out diplomatic efforts to swiftly resume the 5th round of Six Party Talks, expressing concerns to delaying the meeting due to issues not directly relevant to the agenda of the talks such as financial issues.



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Resolution on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

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