In his opening speech to the consultation meeting held with Mr. Hatem Elatawy, Deputy Director of Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Director-General Noke indicated three salient developments concerning international peace cooperation.
Hatem Elatawy, Deputy Director of Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) appreciates Japan`s continued contributions to building institutional and human capacity is most desirable for African countries.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General Atul Khare emphasised that the United Nations should find mechanism acceptable to countries in conflict as the UN can neither replace governments of countries in conflict nor impose peace on them.
20 Japanese participants held three day intensive preparatory workshop at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo.
At the UN Forum network conference held in Tokyo, Professor Hasegawa, President of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan, explained the significance of progress made and challenges faced by Rwanda after the Genocide of 1994. Please click here for the summary of his presentation.
Hasegawa considers the East Asian countries can learn from the successful reconciliation process carried out by the two countries which had fought for twenty-four years.
As Fretilin received the largest votes, Secretary-General Mari Alkatiri expressed Fretilin`s readiness to form a coalition Government with CNRT and other parties.
President of Timor-Leste Francisco Guterres Lú Olo joined by former Timorese President José Ramos-Horta extends his welcome remarks to the participants that included Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of Indonesia, Jennifer Mary Shipley, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jigmi Yoser Thinley, former Prime Minister of Bhutan, and Madhav K. Nepal, former Prime Minister of Nepal.
At the reception hosted by the President of Timor-Leste, Hasegawa expressed his confidence that newly elected President ‘Lu’Olo’ Guterres would not only consolidate peace and security but also move forward with economic and social progress.
Secretary-General António Guterres stressed shared African Union, United Nations interest in keeping conflict from escalating.