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Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
5th Annual Meeting January 7-10, 1997
Vancouver, Canada

Resolution submitted by the delegations from the Republic of Korea and
the United States of América
Peace and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum,

Recognising that peace on the Korean Peninsula is vital to peace, not just in Northeast Asia, but also in the Asia Pacific region as a whole;

Mindful that the Republic of Korea has provided humanitarian assistance, including 150,000 tons of rice to the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea without preconditions to ease its severe food shortage problems and actively participated in the projects to build light-water reactors in the DPRK through the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation;

Welcoming the successful settlement of the submarine incident;

Noting the proposal announced on April 16, 1996 calling for a Four- Party Meeting of the two Koreas, as well as China and the United States, to achieve a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula; and

Recognising that mutual trust is indispensable for the peaceful resolution of Korean issues, and that lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula is the task of the Korean People, and the two Koreas should take the lead in pursuit of this goal,

Resolves to:

Encourage the South and North of the Peninsula to strengthen contacts and dialogues, including participation in the Four-Party Meeting, enhance mutual understanding and trust, and solve the problems between them in a peaceful manner.

Adopted unanimously on January 9, 1997, in Vancouver.