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Peace beyond walls

Dec 05,2019
Dignitaries pose for a group photo at the inaugural Seoul Peace Conference at Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Wednesday. Participants in the two-day conference discussed ways to establish universal peace beyond conflicts and confrontations under the theme of “Peace Beyond the Walls.” From left in the front row: Park Myung-lim, director of the Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library and Museum at Yonsei University; Siegfried Hecker, a professor emeritus at Stanford University; Korea University emeritus professor Kim Woo-chang; Hong Seok-hyun, chairman of the Korea Peace Foundation; former President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon; Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon; former Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook; Tokyo University emeritus professor Haruki Wada. In a congratulatory speech, Prime Minister Lee urged the United States and North Korea to resume dialogue as early as possible. [BYUN SUN-GOO]