'Peace Summit' held in Seoul

Feb. 23, 2007 at 6:33 AM
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SEOUL, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hundreds of political leaders from the globe gathered in Seoul this week to discuss peace on the Korean peninsula and in the world.

During the four-day meeting, dubbed "2007 Peace Summit," some 400 participants from 130 countries vowed to join efforts to bring a permanent peace to the peninsula hit by North Korea's nuclear and missile tests last year, organizers said Friday.

In an address, Kwak Chung-hwan, chairman of the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, IIFWP, asked the political leaders to mobilize "all possible resources and tools" to resolve the issues of peace and development.

The IIFWP was founded by Rev. Moon Sun-myung of the Unification Church.

The "Peace Summit" is part of the IIFWP's worldwide campaigns for making peace focused on the Middle East and Asia, organizers said.

The IIFWP has also pushed for a series of projects in North Korea to promote peace and stability on the peninsula.

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