Resolution on Achieving Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

APPF23 RES 01

23rd Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
14 January 2015

Resolution on Achieving Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

APPF23/RES/01

(Sponsored by Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Australia, Canada and China)

Reaffirming all the APPF resolutions on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, including the Resolution on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula adopted at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the APPF in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in January 2014 (APPF22/RES-06);

Emphasizing the importance of regional and international cooperation to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula, given that peace on the Peninsula is directly linked to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond;

Noting the Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks in September 2005, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions 1695, 1718, 1874, 2087 and 2094 of March 2013, the South-North Declaration in October 2007, the Japan-DPRK Pyongyang Declaration in September 2002, the Chairman’s Statements of the 17th
ASEAN Plus Three Summit and the 9th East Asia Summit in November 2014;

Recognizing the importance of addressing the humanitarian concerns of the international community in the DPRK;

Emphasizing the importance of encouraging the engagement of the DPRK with the international community, including dialogue between the two Koreas;


RESOLVES TO:

1. Request APPF Member States to reaffirm 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;

2. Urge the DPRK to abide by relevant UNSC Resolutions and to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs, including uranium enrichment activities, as well as ballistic missile programs, in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner;

3. Confirm that the process of the Six-Party Talks is an effective framework for the peaceful resolution of the nuclear issues of the DPRK, call upon the relevant parties to take concrete actions conducive to the resumption of the Six-Party Talks, and express the support of the APPF Member States for this process;

4. Call upon the international community to take part in discussions on how to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula;

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

6. Provide full support for all efforts to enhance inter-Korean relations and achieve denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula.



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