Resolution on Strengthening Peace and Security in South East Asia

APPF17 RES 10

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

Resolution on Strengthening Peace and Security in South East Asia

APPF17/RES/10

(Submitted by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

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

Based on the will of the peoples of South East Asia to live in peace and prosperity within the ASEAN Community, and in harmony with the other peoples of Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world;

Reaffirming that peace, stability, cooperation and development are the major trends of today’s globalized and interconnected world;

Acknowledging, nevertheless that unilateralism, disregard of international law, terrorism, transnational crime, poverty and the development gap remain the global challenges and threats of our time;

Reiterating the need for closer cooperation among APPF member parliaments in the areas of politics and security, economics and trade, education, culture, health, environment and development;

Hereby resolves to:

1. Call upon APPF member parliaments in South East Asia to promote in their own countries the implementation of the ASEAN Charter endorsed at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore in November, 2007;

2. Urge all APPF member and observer parliaments to provide support and assistance to the realization of the ASEAN Community as mentioned in the Vientiane Action Programme;

3. Resort to dialogues based on mutual trust, interests and understanding to solve political conflicts that may arise in the region;

4. Support the efforts made by governments of ASEAN countries to strengthen peace and security in South East Asia;

5. Improve the quality of dialogues on peace and security by making them more relevant and efficient.



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