Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Aghayeva / The member countries of the Council of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICBMA) resolutely blame the capture of twenty-three Korean civilians in the Garabag region of the Gazni province of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by the Afghan Taliban movement. The civilians were providing educational and medical services to the local population, according to the report publicized by the Kazakhstan Embassy in Azerbaijan.
"The member countries of the Council of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia were hurt by the barbarian capture and execution of the innocents, pastor Bae Hun-Ku and Mr. Shim Sung-Min, on 26 July and 31 July 2007 by the Taliban. The organization pays its respect to the friends and relatives of the victims," according to CICBMA's report.
Proceeding from CICBMA's purpose of provision of peace, security, and stability in Asia through dialogue, consultations, and negotiations, the member countries call on the immediate release of all the remaining captives without any preliminary terms. "We call on all interested sides to assists in the resolution of the issue," the document says.