Resolution on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

APPF17 RES 09

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

Resolution on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

APPF17/RES/09

(Submitted by Japan and the Republic of Korea)

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

Reconfirming that the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula is critical for the Asia Pacific region and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is a goal that we must achieve for nuclear non-proliferation not just in North East Asia but also in the entire world;

Taking note of the “Resolution on the Situation of Korean Peninsula” and the “Joint Communiqué,” which were adopted in the 16th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum in January 2008;

Welcoming that at the Trilateral Summit held in December 2008, the leaders of Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea shared the view to continue to cooperate closely within the Six Party Talks framework;

Emphasizing the Six Party Talks are the most viable solution to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula;

Recognizing the importance of the development of inter-Korea relations based on coexistence and co-prosperity through dialogue in the process of discussing the denuclearization of the Peninsula, and the importance of addressing the issue of humanitarian concerns of the international community;

Reconfirming the significance of the complete implementation of the Join Statement adopted on September 19, 2005;

Encouraging parties to the Six Party Talks to be seriously engaged in follow-up negotiations based upon the spirit of mutual respect and equality in other to achieve the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula;

Resolves to:

1. Reaffirm that the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula is key to the peace and security of the world;

2. Reconfirm that efforts for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula should be continued through the framework of the Six Party Talks;

3. Urge the parties to the Six Party Talks to promptly implement the “ Second phase actions for the implementation of the September 19th Joint Statement”, as agreed upon in October, 2007;

4. Call upon the parties concerned to quickly resolve all other issues of outstanding concern flowing the Joint Statement of the 19 September 2005;

5. Continue to support the Six Party Talks process and urge the parties to the Six Party Talks to strive for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, by resolving relevant issues in accordance with the confidence-based principle of “Commitment for Commitment” and “Action for Action”.



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Resolution on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

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