“Peace is possible in all cases, no matter how serious a conflict is,” says Vicky Kim, a member of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), an organisation aimed at fostering world peace, Middle Eastern Regional Manager.
“The example of Mindanao Island in the Philippines is brilliant evidence of my words where after the 40-year-old conflict Mr Lee Man-hee (Chairman and President of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) Organisation) brokered a truce between Christians and Muslims in Mindanao region of the Philippines, arguing that the best strategy to stop wars in the world was through the engagement of youth and women. This is why I am here: I have come to Armenia in order to share our experience,” said Vicky Kim.
Vicky Kim and IPYG Secretary Josh Lee held a series of meetings with representatives of youth organizations, women’s associations and political figures in Armenia. On Monday, August 11, they visited Nagorno-Karabakh to find out how the IPYG can promote peace-building in the South Caucasus. In Nagorno-Karabakh, the Korean guests were received by Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan. They invited the Karabakh official to participate in the World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit to be held in Seoul, South Korea from September 17 to 19. The three-day event will focus on the role of various spiritual traditions in achieving peace and will be the first step for the creation of a new international law in inter-religious relations.