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I. Multilateral - Governmental/Track I Meetings

  1. Four-Party Peace Talks
  2. ROK-US-Japan talks
  3. ROK-US-Japan Security Meeting
  4. DPRK-UNC Generals' Meeting
  5. ARF Peacekeeping Course: The Changing Face of Peacekeeping: Modern Peace and Security Operations
  6. 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Disaster Relief
  7. Three Party Talks on DPRK Policy

  1. Four-Party Peace Talks. Geneva, January 19-22. Attended by China, DPRK, ROK and the US. The main theme of the meeting was reduction of tension on the Korean peninsula, and the achievement of a permanent peace arrangement. The major outcome of the talks was the creation of two working groups and the beginning of concrete discussions. Also, a common understanding was reached on operational procedures for the future. (As noted in the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Daily Report on January 7, 20, 28, 1999. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org, web site: http://www.nautilus.org/)
  2. ROK-US-Japan talks. Seoul, February 9. The talks were led by Charles Kartman, US special envoy for Korean affairs, Terusuke Terada, Japan's ambassador at large, and Kwon Jon-rak, head of the US affairs division at the ROK Foreign Ministry. The theme of the meeting was cooperation against the military threat from the DPRK, with the main issue being the DPRK suspected nuclear underground site at Kumchang-ri. The three countries agreed that outside inspection of the site must be allowed. (As reported in the Associated Press on February 6, 1999)
  3. ROK-US-Japan Security Meeting. Seoul, February 26. Attended by defense officials from Japan, the ROK, and the US. On the agenda were security issues of mutual concern, including the DPRK suspected nuclear missile development project. Participants also discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in exchanges of military intelligence among their countries. (As noted in the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Daily Report on February 26, 1999. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org, web site: http://www.nautilus.org/)
  4. DPRK-UNC Generals' Meeting. Panmungom, March 9. This generalsÕ level meeting between the DPRK and the UN Command (UNC) was called to discuss preparedness for Y2K computer problems. (As noted in the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Daily Report on March 9, 1999. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org, web site: http://www.nautilus.org/)
  5. ARF Peacekeeping Course: The Changing Face of Peacekeeping: Modern Peace and Security Operations. Tokyo, March 22-26. Jointly sponsored by Canada, Japan and Malaysia. 40 Participants from Australia, Austria, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam. Presentations were made on the following issues: Conceptual Framework of Modern Peacekeeping; Issues in Modern Peacekeeping; Yugoslavia Case Study; Research, Education and Training for Modern Peacekeepers; Syndicate Organization; Profiles of the New Peacekeeping Partnership; Political and Diplomatic Framework of Modern Peacekeeping; Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism of Modern Peacekeeping; Legal Framework of Modern Peacekeeping; Human Rights and Humanitarian Operations; Military and Civil Police Operations; and Contemporary Issues in Peacekeeping. Contact: International Peace Cooperation Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, fax: 81-3-3506-9588.
  6. 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Disaster Relief. Moscow, April 11-14. Organized by Russia and Vietnam. The meeting was attended by 70 participants from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, ROK, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, US, and Vietnam, as well as representatives of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the ASEAN secretariat, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, and the Inter-State Council on Natural and Man-Made Disasters. The main agenda items included a Review of the Previous Meetings; Review of Possible Activities for Enhancing Regional Coordination; Conceptual Framework for ARF Activities in Disaster Management and Response; Exchanges of Experiences Among ARF Participants in Disaster Management, Preparedness and Relief; and Future Direction of ARF Activities in Disaster Preparedness and Response. Contact: Mikhail A. Konarovsky, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, Second Asian Department, fax: 7-095-230-2183. 7
  7. Three Party Talks on DPRK Policy. Hawaii, April 24. Attended by officials from Japan, ROK and the US. The meeting was called to coordinate the DPRK policies of the three countries.