Resolution on Review of the Political and Security Situation in the Asia Pacific and the World

APPF12 RES 01

12th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
12-14 January 2004

Resolution on Review of the Political and Security Situation in the Asia Pacific and the World

APPF12/RES/01

(submitted by Australia)

The 12th Annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF):

Reaffirming the importance of peace and security, globally and in the Asia Pacific region;

Mindful of the importance of peace and stability to the well-being of member states’ peoples and economies;

Acknowledging that the nature of security threats has changed with the advent of the global terrorist threat and the rise of non-traditional security issues;

Underlining sovereign nations’ responsibility for protecting their citizens from the threat posed by terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, through effective national measures and international cooperation;

Committed to working together to promote dialogue and cooperation within the Asia Pacific on security issues;

Recognising the ARF’s role as the region’s pre-eminent multilateral forum for security dialogue and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific;

RESOLVES TO:

Commend the efforts of bodies such as the ARF, ASEAN, the Asia-Europe Meeting, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and APEC to address security threats in the Asia-Pacific;

Call upon Asia Pacific Parliaments to redouble national measures and international cooperation to promote peace and security, including against international threats of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction;

Reaffirm the importance of open and inclusive regional architecture for Asia Pacific security;

Support efforts by member states and multilateral organisations to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, to combat terrorism and transnational crime, to promote the rule of law, and to provide the conditions for stability and prosperity.

 

 



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