Resolution on Situation in the Korean Peninsula

18APPF RES 05

18th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
17-22 January 2010

Resolution on Situation in the Korean Peninsula

APPF18/RES/05

(sponsored by Japan and Korea)

Reaffirming that the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula is a great concern for Northeast Asia, as well as for the Asia-Pacific region, and that the constructive engagement of the international community in the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula is beneficial for the whole Peninsula;

Noting the Resolution on the Situation of the Korean Peninsula, and the Joint Communiqué adopted at the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the APPF in January 2009, the G8 L`Aquila Summit Leaders Declaration in July 2008, the Joint Statement of the Six Party Talks in September 2005, the Chairman’s Statement of the Seventh ASEM in October 2008, the Resolution 1695, 1718 and 1874 of the U.N. Security Council, the Resolutions on the Situation of Human Rights in DPRK adopted at the UN General Assembly in December, the South-North Declaration in October 2007, and the JapanDPRK Pyongyang Declaration in September 2002;

Confirming that the resolution of the nuclear and missile issues and humanitarian concerns of the international community in North Korea are problems;

Emphasizing the importance of reinforcing regional and international cooperation to maintain the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula;

Reconfirming North Korea’s missile launch in April 2009, nuclear test in May 2009 and that ballistic missile launch in July 2009 are threats to the peace and stability not only of the region but also of the international community as a whole, and cannot be condoned
under any circumstances;

Welcoming that at the Trilateral Summit held in October 2009 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;

Recognizing any additional developments of nuclear weapons will destabilize and threaten the non-proliferation regime and world order;


RESOLVES TO:

1. Urge North Korea to abide by relevant UNSC Resolutions not to conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology and to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs, as well as ballistic missile programs, in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner;

2. Request APPF members, to confirm once again the importance of a nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula for the peace and stability of the Peninsula as well as of the Asia-Pacific region and request the full and steady implementation of the relevant UNSC Resolutions;

3. Confirm that the process of the Six-Party Talks is the most realistic framework for the peaceful solution of the nuclear issue of North Korea, and call upon North Korea to return immediately to the Six-Party Talks without preconditions and take concrete measures towards the implementation of the September 2005 Joint Statement, and express the support of APPF members for this process;

4. Call upon North Korea to take concrete actions to promptly resolve all issues, such as the missile issue and humanitarian concerns of the international community;

5. Demand North Korea to fully comply with the NPT and IAEA safeguards obligations;

6. Call for North Korea to never spread nuclear weapons or any other weapons of mass destruction to terrorists or any other states;

7. Underline that true reconciliation and cooperation between the North and the South through the early and complete resolution of nuclear issues will lead to an inter-Korean relationship of harmony and co-prosperity;

8. Confirm adherence of the APPF member countries to the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and its denuclearized status.



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Resolution on Situation in the Korean Peninsula

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