Resolution on Political Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

APPF17 RES 08

17th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
11-15 January 2009

Resolution on Political Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

APPF17/RES/08

(Submitted by the Russian Federation)

The seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary forum:

Stating that the dynamic shifts are particularly evident in the Asia-Pacific states, where various changes of the globalized economy and enhanced multifaceted interdependence are observable;

Noting that these countries are increasingly facing new challenges which cannot be addressed without creating a better security architecture and institutions for sustainable development;

Stating again that international terrorism, other new challenges and threats along with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery pose a direct threat to our concept of free, open, peaceful and prosperous societies;

Based on common understanding that all terrorist acts are criminal and unjustifiable, and must be unequivocally condemned, especially when they target civilians, or use the abhorrent practices of suicide bombing and hostage taking;

Stressing that terrorist acts cannot be excused or justified by any alleged cause, conflict, oppression, or poverty;

Acknowledging the important role played by the UN and by the Global Counter- Terrorism Strategy;

Hereby resolves to:

1. Urge full cooperation to ensure that the flow of people, goods, services and investments remains secure and open, free from terrorist attack, and that economies and markets operate without disruption;

2. Stress the need for consistent implementation of the universal counter-terrorism measures of UN and of the resolutions of the Security Council, and also, where applicable, of Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Recommendations;

3. Welcome the efforts of the international community to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea and encourage further concerted efforts to fight against piracy.



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