ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Nuclear Test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
10 September 2016
ASEAN shares serious concern over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s fifth nuclear test on 9 September 2016, which is in violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
ASEAN reaffirms the importance of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and reiterates its full support for peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. ASEAN urges the DPRK to fully comply with all the relevant UNSC resolutions, including the UNSC Resolution 2270 and calls on all parties to exert common efforts to maintain peace and security in the region.