Resolution on the Middle East Peace Process

APPF11 RES 04

11th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
13-15 January 2003

Resolution on the Middle East Peace Process

APPF11/RES/04

(submitted by Indonesia and Japan)

Convinced that achieving a final and peaceful settlement of the issue of Palestine is imperative for the attainment of a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East;

Reaffirming that a just and lasting solution to the Arab and Israeli conflict must be based on the United Nations Security Council resolutions 242 of 22 November 1967, 338 of 22 October 1973, and 1397 of 12 March 2002, through an active negotiating process, 

Reaffirming United Nations recognition of and support for the existence of Israel as a sovereign and independent nation and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian People;

Deeply concerned by the tragic events that have continued to take place, leading to numerous deaths and injuries;

Welcoming and expressing support for diplomatic efforts by the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the European Union and the United Nations Special Coordinator ("quartet") and others to bring about a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East; and

Expressing support for the Middle East peace process and the efforts to reach a final settlement between the Israeli and Palestinian sides;

RESOLVES TO:

1. Call for the enhanced efforts by the Israelis and the Palestinians for immediate cessation of violence, and that new provocative actions be avoided, in order to promote the prospects for the successful outcome of the Middle East peace process;

2. Encourage all the parties to make efforts to attain a peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and notes that recognition of a Palestinian state and border security for the State of Israel are essential elements of a permanent peace; and

3. Call for all member countries of APPF to extend as much support and cooperation as possible to the peace process and to remain seized of the matter.

 



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Resolution on the Middle East Peace Process

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