We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the 39th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), taking cognizance of the situation on the Korean Peninsula and having discussed the issue, wish to state the following:

We emphasize that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is essential in maintaining peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region. We reaffirm the importance of dialogue among all parties for the peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue.

We also reaffirm our support for the principles of the Joint Statement on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula reached on 19 September 2005 at the Six-Party Talks in Beijing. We also stress the importance of the observance and implementation of the Joint Statement.

We call upon all parties concerned to resume the Six-Party Talks and take advantage of their presence at the 13th ARF to fully utilize this opportunity for dialogue as a means to move forward in achieving a peaceful resolution of the issue.