[Cheonji-News= Lee Ji-Sol] The 4th Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit hold on September 16-19th, 2018 with the theme of ‘Cooperation for the Realization of Peace: Building a Peaceful Society through the DPCW’.
DPCW stands for “The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War” and has been established by HWPL along with international law experts around the world. The following are the remarks made by former presidents from around the world.
Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania
◆ DPCW, Great Role in the Reunification of the Korean Peninsula
I am very proud of having signed my name 4 years ago, along with Chairman Lee of HWPL, on the invitation letter to the WARP Summit. This Summit will play an important role in achieving peace on the globe and Korean peninsula. Also, I consider the duty of the people like me is to support and help on the future of the young generations. In this Summit, therefore, I am going to have discussions together to make the world of peace.
Furthermore, I believe the DPCW of HWPL will be able to play a great role in peaceful reunification on Korean peninsula. First, the sources of war should be removed through the DPCW, and we must have discussion in order to establish democratic society. We should have the common goal of ensuring peace together and talk on the subject of citizens gradually becoming the owner of the society. It is impossible to achieve peace without discussion.
Ivo Josipović, Former President of Croatia
◆ DPCW is well documented, will be proposed to the UN
I think the DPCW is a well-organized document. If it is actively promoted to the presidents, I see this will be proposed to the UN for sure.
During the time of the Summit this time, we will have meetings for making the world of peace with details, and will need to more actively promote the DPCW, the well-organized document which will bring the cessation of wars and peace, internationally.
Of course, it will difficult to have the DPCW proposed to the UN right now. However, if we spread the excellence and the meaning of the DPCW internationally, all the heads of states will support it, and I believe it will be proposed to the UN for sure.
In regards to the Inter-Korean Summit which is happening at the same time as the WARP Summit, there should be the ‘continuous discussions’. Discussions at all times and having continuous talks between the North and the South is the way to make peace come true. I believe continuous discussions will make the peace realized between the North and the South.
Viktor Yushchenko, Former President of Ukraine
◆ DPCW is the Very Effective Law for Reazling Peace
I think the DPCW is very effective in reazling peace. I said we need to achieve peace urgently because we have armed conflicts in Ukraine as well as here in the Korean peninsula.
I think, in order to achieve peace, politicians, religious leaders, youth, women, and peace activists from all around the world should come to the WARP Summit in order to discuss on the DPCW, cessation of wars and world peace. And, I think we need to plan on peace regardless of Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, or Azerbaijan, and execute it.
There were two times of World Wars in Europe in the past. There are 6 conflicts in the Eastern Europe. We know there’s the same occupant in all these conflicts. Unfortunately, all these big and small conflicts have created a great tragedy. In order to overcome this crisis, we much become one. These conflicts should not happen anymore.
Rosalía Arteaga, Former President of Ecuador
◆ I came back to WARP Summit because I understand the Good Will of HWPL
The leaders of the world had a great opportunity to share the ideas through the WARP Summit. I believe interfaith dialogue and efforts for peace are very important.
I strongly believe we can work together for peace. Especially, the reason why I came to Korea is because a lot of places are divided just like the divided Korean peninsula. We need efforts for peace in South America as well. I will cooperate actively if it’s for the peace in the Korean peninsula.
In search of peace, I see HWPL has been putting lots of effort. I was in a meeting with HWPL in the past when it was first established, so I can tell how much it has grown. I was able to come back because I believe in the work of peace that HWPL does.
If there is anyone who yearns for peace more than anything, I urge him/her to look at the peace initiatives by HWPL and the world women’s forum by IWPG.
Pál Schmitt, Former President of Hungary
◆ I Hope the DPCW Is Adopted by the UN through Everyone Signing For It
I see the main purpose of the WARP Summit is peace. There is nothing more important than peace. I deeply hope that everyone signs for the DPCW so that it becomes adopted (by the UN).
Families, nations, and security are all important. That is why I think for all countries to adopt the DPCW is the way to achieve the security for the family and peace for the nations. It’s very important to attend the 4th Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit.
I’m a member of the International Olympic Committee as well, and I am proud to come to contribute in reconciliation and arbitration in the Korean peninsula.
Just like other heads of states who have come, I came to participate in order to support the WARP Summit.
I think, through this, not only Koreans but also all the people around the world will be able to achieve peace, such as the unification of Korean peninsula.
Gennady Burbulis, Former First Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation, Current Representative of Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum
◆ WARP Summit makes everyone one through communication - It’s so precious
I see that DPCW is showing the hopes and desires of many Koreans. Now mankind has lost the ability to understand life, solidarity, cooperation, mercy, deductions, and the most important thing of peace, which is shining like a star and makes people one.
It is very important for me to see, hear, and feel the hearts of the people who have the same agenda in the WARP Summit. I hope we have the discussions that people respect each other’s opinion, and I have high hopes in sharing the ways to trust each other and come to an agreement.
We think that it is very timely for Balkan & Black Sea Cooperation Board to have this WARP Summit in Seoul and to cooperate with HWPL, which is founded by Chairman Man Hee Lee. I am going to suggest all the participants of the Summit to experience the very great solidarity, mutual responsibility, and mutual love. I hope the leaders of North and South Korea keeps the hope for the unification of the Korean peninsula.