Initial Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement
13 February 2007
The Third Session of the Fifth Round of the Six-Party Talks was held in Beijing among
the People's Republic of China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, the
Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States of America from 8 to
13 February 2007.
Mr. Wu Dawei, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC, Mr. Kim Gye Gwan, Vice
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK; Mr. Kenichiro Sasae, Director-General for Asian
and Oceanian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Mr. Chun Yung-woo,
Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs of the ROK
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Alexander Losyukov, Deputy Minister of
Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; and Mr. Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary for East
Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Department of State of the United States attended the talks as heads of their
Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei chaired the talks.
I. The Parties held serious and productive discussions on the actions each party will take
in the initial phase for the implementation of the Joint Statement of 19 September 2005. The Parties reaffirmed
their common goal and will to achieve early denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner
and reiterated that they would earnestly fulfill their commitments in the Joint Statement. The Parties agreed to take coordinated steps to implement the Joint Statement in a phased manner in line with the principle of
"action for action".
II. The Parties agreed to take the following actions in parallel in the initial phase:
1. The DPRK will shut down and seal for the purpose of eventual abandonment the
Yongbyon nuclear facility, including the reprocessing facility and invite back IAEA
personnel to conduct all necessary monitoring and verifications as agreed between IAEA
and the DPRK.
2. The DPRK will discuss with other parties a list of all its nuclear programs as described
in the Joint Statement, including plutonium extracted from used fuel rods, that would be
abandoned pursuant to the Joint Statement.
3. The DPRK and the US will start bilateral talks aimed at resolving pending bilateral issues
and moving toward full diplomatic relations. The US will begin the process of removing the
designation of the DPRK as a state-sponsor of terrorism and advance the process of
terminating the application of the
Trading with the Enemy Act with respect to the DPRK.
4. The DPRK and Japan will start bilateral talks aimed at taking steps to normalize their
relations in accordance with the Pyongyang Declaration, on the basis of the settlement of unfortunate past
and the outstanding issues of concern.
5. Recalling Section 1 and 3 of the Joint Statement of 19 September 2005, the Parties agreed
to cooperate in economic, energy and humanitarian assistance to the DPRK. In this regard,
the Parties agreed to the provision of emergency energy assistance to the DPRK in the initial phase.
The initial shipment of emergency energy assistance equivalent to 50,000 tons
of heavy fuel oil (HFO) will commence within next 60 days.
The Parties agreed that the above-mentioned initial actions will be implemented within next
60 days and that they will take coordinated steps toward this goal.
III. The Parties agreed on the establishment of the following Working Groups (WG) in order
to carry out the initial actions and for the purpose of full implementation of the Joint Statement:
1. Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
2. Normalization of DPRK-US relations
3. Normalization of DPRK-Japan relations
4. Economy and Energy Cooperation
5. Northeast Asia Peace and Security Mechanism
The WGs will discuss and formulate specific plans for the implementation of the Joint
Statement in their respective areas. The WGs shall report to the Six-Party Heads of
Delegation Meeting on the progress of their work. In principle, progress in one WG shall
not affect progress in other WGs. Plans made by the five WGs will be implemented as a
whole in a coordinated manner.
The Parties agreed that all WGs will meet within next 30 days.
IV. During the period of the Initial Actions phase and the next phase - which includes
provision by the DPRK of a complete declaration of all nuclear programs and disablement
of all existing nuclear facilities, including graphite-moderated reactors and reprocessing
plant - economic, energy and humanitarian assistance up to the equivalent of 1 million tons
of heavy fuel oil (HFO), including the initial shipment equivalent to 50,000 tons of HFO, will
be provided to the DPRK.
The detailed modalities of the said assistance will be determined through consultations
and appropriate assessments in the Working Group on Economic and Energy Cooperation.
V. Once the initial actions are implemented, the Six Parties will promptly hold a ministerial meeting to
confirm implementation of the Joint Statement and explore ways and means for promoting security
cooperation in Northeast Asia.
VI. The Parties reaffirmed that they will take positive steps to increase mutual trust, and
will make joint efforts for lasting peace and stability in Northeast Asia. The directly related parties will
negotiate a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula at an appropriate separate forum.
VII. The Parties agreed to hold the Sixth Round of the Six-Party Talks on 19 March 2007 to
hear reports of WGs and discuss on actions for the next phase.
Source : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China