Former US President Donald Trump said during the weekend’s online rally that America has taken courageous steps in beginning dialogue with Pyongyang and that the way to reunification of the two Koreas is a “Magnificent reality”.
Speaking alongside current and former heads of state and other prominent international figures as part of the online “Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope”, Donald Trump offered a hopeful call for unity and cooperation around the world.
He stressed that there is no substitute for strong, creative and determined leadership from Washington and that the denuclearisation of North Korea must be a priority for the U.S. and South Korea.
Mr Trump said: “I truly believe that an extraordinary future awaits the people of North Korea — and I have faith that if they pursue the path of denuclearization, they will make that future a magnificent reality.
“Until that blessed day comes, the indispensable force for peace on the Korean peninsula remains a strong America. As we have seen recently in other parts of the world, weakness only invites more violence and chaos.”
Former US President Donald Trump is knowledgeable and experienced regarding the issues of the two Koreas, after meeting with current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in various summits, notably in Singapore in 2018 and in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in 2019. Trump is often cited in taking great steps in initiating direct dialogue with North Korea.
He continued: “The true task for all of us who pray for peace on the Korean peninsula is to ensure that our nations are not only great in power and rich in wealth — but even more, we must be strong in spirit. Every nation must summon the will to protect its citizens, its allies, and to leave a better world for its children.
“These are the forces and values that inspire change, that move countries, that make history, and that ultimately lead to peace.”
The online rally, organised by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the seventh such online event since August 2020, drew attendees from across the world, all united in the fight against oppression, poverty and racial discrimination. The weekend’s event was part of UPF’s “Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope” initiative, designed to bring together prominent figures from across the world and across all sectors of society to examine all aspects of the unification of North and South Korea.
In addition to Mr. Trump, other speakers at the weekend’s event included: Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia; José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission; Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, former president of The Philippines; H.D. Deve Gowda, former Indian prime minister; Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmon, former president of Trinidad; and others.
Beyond the reunification of the two Koreas, speakers addressed issues such as Chinese aggression towards Taiwan and the Chinese Communist Party’s effort in exerting influence over the Pacific region.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for Japan, the U.S., South Korea and other countries to come together and face challenges head-on.
Mr. Abe said: “The need for more solidarity between countries that share the values of freedom and democracy — such as Japan, the United States, Taiwan, and South Korea — is more pressing than ever.
“We will need passionate leaders if we are to achieve solidarity between countries sharing freedom and democracy, maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and achieve peaceful reunification on the Korean peninsula. These Rallies of Hope will give us much strength, of that I am confident.”
As part of her founder’s address, UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon said today’s generation is positioned to see history made on the Korean peninsula.
She said: “Throughout human society, you have been specially chosen by heaven with regards to the heavenly unified Korea and the realization of world peace,
“There is a profound meaning. You need to understand that heaven is working with you.”
Reuniting Korea is a key pillar of the Unification movement that grew from the Unification Church that Rev. Moon founded in 1954. Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon has led the movement since a few years before the 2012 death of Rev. Moon, whose ministry grew from a tiny, embattled church in South Korea to a global spiritual movement and an affiliated commercial empire comprising real estate, manufacturing and agricultural operations.
For more details on the recent “Rally Of Hope”, please visit: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/11/trump-magnificent-reality-denuclearized-korea-with/
To watch highlights from the “Rally of Hope”, please visit: https://vimeo.com/603259044