(submitted by the Canadian Delegation)
The 8th Annual Meeting in Canberra, Australia, in January 2000,
Recalling the APPF Vancouver Declaration, in particular its seven principles governing relations among countries in Asia Pacific, which urges promotion of peace and stability in the region and increased mutual understanding and confidence among the countries.
Welcoming the agreement reached between the Governments of Peru and Chile concerning the execution of the 1929 Treaty between both countries, through the Act of Execution of pending issues of the 1929 Treaty, signed on November 13, 1999.
It is resolved to
Congratulate the Governments of Peru and Chile for the measures adopted to support the negotiation process and the key decisions made in order to achieve a final agreement and execution of the Treaty of 1929, through the Act of execution of pending issues of the 1929 Treaty, signed on November 13,1999.
Pay high tribute to President Alberto Fujimori Fujimori of Peru and President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle of Chile, who exerted strong leadership to realise this peaceful settlement and to the legislative bodies of both countries which consistently contributed to the peaceful solution of the differences between the two countries.
Encourage the Governments of Peru and Chile to implement the contents of the agreement reached in order to demonstrate that it is an excellent model for peaceful settlement of international disputes. Call on our respective governments to seek a peaceful settlement in any case of international dispute in the spirit of the Vancouver Declaration.