The Summit attracted participants from some 160 nations
Washington, DC, Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World Summit ends with a million rallies of hope and renewed calls for unity on the Korean Peninsula
The 2022 World Summit (Korean Peninsula Peace Summit) ended with global encouragement, practical advice and prayers for renewed efforts to unite the Korean Peninsula and end the last Cold War divide.
“Despite your difficult circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am confident that you, our world leaders, will achieve peace and unification on the Korean Peninsula through your commitment and dedication. Thank you,” said the dr. Hak Ja Han Moonco-founder of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and host of the World Summit 2022.
The February 11-13 summit was sponsored by UPF and the Royal Government of Cambodia. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and he Ban Ki Moonformer Secretary-General of the United Nations, co-chaired the Summit.
The summit drew participants from some 160 countries, including 157 countries that have diplomatic relations with one or both Koreas. Nigeria, for example, has “maintained cordial relations with the two Koreas in the areas of trade, education, cultural exchanges and transfer of technology”, the Nigerian president said. Muhammadu Buhari. “And so, when it comes to what needs to be done to ensure lasting peace on the peninsula, we are happy to be part of it,” he said.
In his address, Dr. Moon explained that building a family under God is the way to create a world filled with freedom, equality and peace.
As tears welled up in her eyes, she asked “the citizens of North and South Korea” to join her and “unite as brothers and sisters.” “Only then can we achieve true unification of the Korean Peninsula,” she said, adding that when the peoples of the world become sons and daughters of God, we can “achieve peace and unity.” ‘global unification in our lifetime’.
In his opening speech, Ban lamented that “despite our ardent aspirations and various efforts…we have not been able to make a lasting breakthrough” on the peninsula. Noting the recent series of missile tests by North Korea, he urged the UN to implement the sanctions enacted while taking steps to help North Korean leaders “return to the dialogue table”.
Mr Ban hailed the UPF and its Think Tank 2022 project as “very significant” – they provide a “robust platform” to build on and lead to meaningful breakthrough, he said. He also thanked Dr Moon, saying she “spared no effort” to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
Finally, speaking of his own experiences living in a divided nation, Mr. Ban said he hoped that “one day in the near future” people in the South will be able to “engage directly with our brothers and sisters in the North”. “If we work together with wisdom, sincerity and determination, I believe we can light the way to peace, both on the Korean Peninsula and beyond,” he said.
“I have great faith in the word ‘hope,'” former Japanese prime minister says Shinzo Abeciting “trust and honesty” as crucial elements in talks to advance peace in Korea.
In his address, US President Donald J. Trump (2017-2021) said that when he took office, experts around him saw the Korean situation as “absolutely hopeless”. He said he rejected that prospect and instead worked with allies Mr Abe of Japan and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to craft “a bold new strategy” that led him to meet three once North Korean President Kim Jong-un. and become the first American president to stand on North Korean soil.
Together, “we have planted seeds of peace and cooperation, and now we must let them blossom and grow, just like a giant tree. To squander this chance would be a profound tragedy,” Mr. Trump said. He added that countless people of goodwill around the world are “working, striving and praying for a Korea that is safe, prosperous, flourishing, united and finally at peace.”
“Personal relationships” are so important in building trust, said the Hon. Mike PompeoUS Secretary of State (2018-2021), who recalled some of the ups and downs of his diplomatic encounters with the North Koreans in his remarks.
HE Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission (2004-2014), said he had followed several “peace processes”, including that of war-torn Angola. Although Angolan leaders have been tempted to divide the nation, they have found ways to overcome their differences as a nation. Quoting Nelson Mandela, he added: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
US Vice President Mike Pence (2017-2021) listed religious freedom; dignity and respect for all life, born and unborn; equal treatment before the law; education and strong families as essential elements of a stable and prosperous nation.
“Independence and self-determination” are also vital ingredients for a strong nation, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has said. “Cambodia was also a victim of the Cold War and great power politics, but positive engagement helped it find unity.” The Korean people share a common language, culture and history, the prime minister added. “You can’t cut the Korean lineage. People are like water, you can’t cut the water.
Many world leaders have invoked faith in God to resolve humanity’s crises.
“What is impossible for us is possible for God,” said HE Federico Franco, President of Paraguay (2012-2013). “Prayer continues to be the best weapon we have for the return of peace to the Korean Peninsula…and all of you in Seoul are not alone; in all the countries of the planet, we pray for peace between the two Koreas.
“God calls every human heart and we must hear his call,” Mr. Pompeo said. the World Summit 2022 And His Efforts Surely Create ‘Divine Opportunity’ For God To Work On Korean Peninsula, Pastor Says Paula White-Cain, Chief of Ministries Paula White and Spiritual Advisor to Mr. Trump.
Others have linked unification in Korea to peacebuilding elsewhere in the world. “If we can achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula, there will be hope that peace can be established around the world, because the steps taken for peace on the Korean Peninsula can be emulated by other nations. “, said HE Jimmy MorauxPresident of Guatemala (2016-2020).
“Korea can eventually become a shining example to the world of how peace can be born out of conflict,” HE said. Gloria Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010). “A unified celestial Korea is a prerequisite for a unified celestial world,” said Dr. Yun Young-hoCo-Chair of the 2022 World Summit Executive Committee. Chairman of Beeland Enterprises and a world-renowned investment expert jim rogers charted an exciting future for the Asia-Pacific region, especially once Korea’s 38th parallel no longer blocks travel and trade.
Some 85 world leaders from 70 countries addressed the Summit in person or via video, and 11 Korean political and civic leaders from across South Korea offered their congratulations. Some 3,500 networks around the world broadcast all or part of the Summit, organizers said.
Other speakers on February 13 included the Hon. Richard Cheney, US Vice President (2001-2009); Hon. Dan Quayle, US Vice President (1989-1993); Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada (2006-2015); HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka; HE Deve Gowda, Prime Minister of India (1996-1997); HE Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lankan President (2015-2019); HE Michel Temer, President of Brazil (2016-2018); HE Anthony Carmona, President of Trinidad and Tobago (2013-2019); HE Leni Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines; Mrs Adi Koila Nailatikau, First Lady of Fiji (2009-2015); HE KP Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal (2015-2016 and 2018-2021); HE Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, Prime Minister of Pakistan (2008-2012); HE Xanana Gusmao, President of East Timor (2002-2007); HE Macky Hall, President of Senegal and Chairman of the African Union; HE Carlos Vila Nova, President of Sao Tome and Principe; HE George Weah, President of Liberia; HE good luck jonathan, President of Nigeria (2010-2015); HE Adolphe Tiao, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso (2011-2014); HE Paul MBA, Prime Minister of Gabon (2009-2012); HE Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo; HE Ilir Meta, President of Albania; HE Romano Prodi, Italian Prime Minister (2006-2008) and President of the European Commission (1999-2004); HE Dominique de Villepin, French Prime Minister (2005-2007); and he Jose Maria AznarPrime Minister of Spain (1996-2004). Folkloric ballet for children Les Petits Anges were among the artists of the day.
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