Resolution on Peace on the Korean Peninsula

APPF26-RES-11-Peace the Korean Peninsula

26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
18-21 January 2018

Resolution on Peace on the Korean Peninsula

APPF26/RES/11

(Sponsored by Japan, Republic of Korea)

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF):

Reconfirming the resolution APPF25/RES.13 titled “Peace on the Korean Peninsula” adopted at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Nandi, Republic of Fiji in January 2017 and other resolutions regarding the Korean Peninsula discussed at the APPF over the years,

Recognizing provocations and attempts to acquire nuclear capability by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including but not limited to the fifth nuclear test on September 9, 2016, the sixth nuclear test on September 3, 2017, and numerous ballistic missile launches, are a grave threat to the peace and stability of not only the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia but also the world,

Emphasizing the importance of establishing a system of cooperation in the Asia Pacific region and on an international level to ensure peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula considering that it is core to achieving peace, stability, and prosperity of not only this region but the world,

Noting the Joint Statement of the Six Party Talks of September 2005, United Nations resolutions 1695, 1718, 1874, 2087, 2094, 2270, 2321, 2356, 2371, 2375, and 2397, the resolution titled, “Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement between the Agency and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” adopted in September 2016 during the 61st IAEA General Conference.

Strongly welcoming the submission of national implementation reports by some 90 countries in accordance to resolution 2321 and resolutions 2375 and 2397 that were unanimously adopted on September 12 and December 22, 2017, respectively, by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),

Stressing the way to effectively contribute to peace on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia involves meaningful dialogue between the two Koreas and between DPRK and the international society as a practical way to contribute to peace on the Korean Peninsula.


RESOLVES TO: 

  1. Reconfirm the importance of a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons.
  2. Stipulate the fifth and sixth nuclear tests and numerous ballistic missile launch by DPRK as grave provocative acts that threaten the stability of the Korean Peninsula and peace in Northeast Asia and the world, and denounce these actions in the strongest terms.
  3. Once again call upon DPRK to observe its responsibilities under the UNSC resolutions on its nuclear program, Joint Statement of the Six Party Talks of September 2005, NPT, and the IAEA safeguards agreement, halt from undertaking further provocations, and abandon all of its nuclear weapons, including enriched uranium, nuclear programs and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner.
  4. Request the international society to faithfully implement UNSC resolutions 2270, 2321, 2371, 2375 and 2397 that signify the international society’s solidarity and firm resolve.
  5. Urge the DPRK to respond in an expeditious and credible manner to the humanitarian concerns as expressed by the international community.
  6. Confirm the full support of APPF countries in devising a Northeast Asian multilateral framework on security and cooperation.
  7. Welcome recent inter-Korean and other initiatives focusing on meaningful dialogue and negotiations with all stakeholders, including overtures related to sports diplomacy, and encourage parties concerned to continue the momentum for dialogue to further create enabling conditions for the peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula and other issues.
  8. Request the continued attention of the international society to fully support all efforts to achieve denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula, including improvement of inter-Korean relations, and devote active efforts to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue through peaceful means.


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Resolution on Peace on the Korean Peninsula

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