Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Malaysia voices concern over North Korea's missile launch

Malaysia has voiced concern over the latest short-range missile launches by North Korea from May 18 to 19, resulting in heightened tensions in the Korea Peninsula.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Malaysia joined the international community in calling on North Korea to fully respect the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, including the UNSC Presidential Statement of April 16, 2012.

"Malaysia continues to call on all parties concerned to create a conducive atmosphere for dialogues and consultations at bilateral and multilateral levels in the interest of peace, security and stability in the peninsula and the region," he said in a statement here.

In this regard, he said Malaysia strongly supported the call by South Korea to start the dialogue process with North Korea.