November 2010: - Statement from GPPAC International Steering Group Meeting on the crisis on the Korean Peninsula

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The Need for Talks to Avoid Escalation of the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula:
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Statement

November 25, 2010
GPPAC International Steering Group Meeting
Beirut, Lebanon

In response to the artillery exchange which took place on Yeonpyeong Island near the border of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on November 23, 2010, the International Steering Group of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)* extends its deepest condolences to the families of all those, including civilians, who lost their lives and to the communities affected by this tragic event.

This exchange of artillery comes as part of an ongoing conflict deeply entrenched in remnant Cold War structures. This situation has repercussions not only on the Korean Peninsula but
also throughout the wider Northeast Asian region.

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