Distinguished officials from the former Trump administration joined other world leaders in the sixth Rally of Hope online summit to promote world peace and launch “Think Tank 2022”.
Officials including the likes of former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Defence Secretary Mark T. Esper, joined world leaders for an online summit which promoted world peace and worked to mobilise efforts to end the years of conflict between North and South Korea.
Speaking to participants across the world, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said: “As leaders from around the world who cherish the values of faith, family, democracy and justice under law, I commend you for coming together at this event to continue to sow the seeds of peace, believing that in time we will reap a harvest of peace that will benefit the people of Korea, the United States and all mankind.”
This sixth Rally of Hope, sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, launched “Think Tank 2022”. “Think Tank 2022” is described as a “global multi-sector network of more than 2,000 experts from a wide range of fields—government, business, academia, faith, media, arts and culture—dedicated to the collaborative search for solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.”
The twelve keynote speakers, including prominent world leaders, affirmed and strongly supported the concept of Think Tank 2022. Mr. Pompeo, Secretary of State, told the online gathering that the diplomatic progress made on the Korean peninsula during the Trump era demonstrated that reunification is achievable.
He continued: “We encourage the Biden administration — and we pray them well — we hope they will devote the same time we did, the same time and effort that President Trump did to such an important international issue.”
Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who was announced as the chairman of the new initiative, applauded Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, UPF and the leaders of Think Tank 2022 for their hard work. He said: “This network will make a difference for peace on the Korean Peninsula through international unity.”
Newt Gingrich, former U.S. speaker of the House of Representatives, said: “Governments have failed because they couldn’t go beyond “their bureaucracies, their biases, and their fears,
“Think Tank 2022 offers a new way for people from multiple nations to work together “outside the traditional, formal structures.”
Other speakers included Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani, Niger President Mohamed Bazoum, former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the Rev. Jonathan Falwell, business leader Jim Rogers and Sarah Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford who worked on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The rally was streamed live from Korea on May 9th KST to 194 nations and was translated into 14 languages. The live stream brought together over a million global participants while tens of millions of people have joined the previous digital streams which seek to promote freedom, peace, and unity based on the shared ideals of interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values.
If you want to catch up on the highlights from the event, please visit: https://www.rallyofhope.eu/
Or for an in-depth article from The Washington Times, please visit: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/9/trump-era-officials-join-leaders-promote-world-pea/