JCP CC Chair Fuwa calls for Asian political parties to take the initiative to work for a world without war

Fuwa Tetsuzo, Japanese Communist Party Central Committee chair, in Beijing on September 4 called on Asian political parties to take the initiative for achieving an "Asia without war and a world without warÓ (For the text of the Fuwa speech, see page 5).

He made this call during his speech on behalf of the JCP at the 3rd International Conference of Asian Political Parties held from September 3-5 in Beijing.

The JCP CC chair proposed that Asian political parties "take the initiative for sending out a message expressing their common will to establish an international order of peace" in the year 2005, which marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, of the founding of the United Nations, and the establishment of the U.N. Charter, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Bandung Conference.

The 3rd ICAPP adopted the "Beijing Declaration 2004" stressing the importance of resolving international differences in line with the intent and spirit of the U.N. Charter, the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, and the ten principles of the Bandung Conference (For the text of the Beijing Declaration, see page 10).

Fuwa Tetsuzo, JCP CC chair, and Ogata Yasuo, JCP International Bureau director and House of Councilors member, participated in the ICAPP. (end)

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