Representatives of the Global Peace Festival Foundation, led by Chairman Hyun Jin Moon, met recently with Chinchilla and discussed the group's activities, including upcoming festivals in Nepal, Indonesia and Paraguay ahead of the Global Peace Convention in November in Nairobi, Kenya.
Chinchilla said she would try to attend one of the meetings this year.
Chinchilla told festival organizers: "In Costa Rica you will always have an open door. Costa Rica has the moral resolve that is important to promote the work that you are doing."
Moon told Chinchilla the Southern Hemisphere could offer models for peace and development, reinvigorating values and morals in capitalism. Chinchilla answered that she knew the importance of values in solving current global social problems.
"Costa Rica has done so much to provide innovative leadership in the world," Moon said. "Let's work together to continue this great tradition and help build models of peace around the world."
The Global Peace Festival was founded by Hyun Jin Moon, son of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, who founded News World Communications Inc., which owns United Press International.