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EU Representative Urges World Leaders To Work For Peace
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EU Representative Urges World Leaders To Work For Peace
By Prince S. Nagbe

MONROVIA, September 21 (LINA) - European Union High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission has called on world leaders to keep in mind that peace is possible if they do not lose hope and never stop working for it.

Speaking at programs marking the celebration of International Day of Peace in New York on Wednesday, Federica Mogherini noted that there are conflicts that seem never ending, but noted that though it might take years, peace is always possible depending on if leaders work to make it real.

“In a few days' time, the Colombian government and the FARC (rebels) will sign a peace agreement in Cartagena after 50 years of war, which means Colombians my age have never seen their country in peace.

“The ceasefire agreement in Myanmar gives us hope; our new relations with Iran or Cuba tell us that diplomacy can succeed even after years of misunderstandings,” Mogherini stressed.

The EU envoy, however, noted that these success stories cannot be told without recognizing the role the EU has played and continues to play in ensuring that peace around the world is achieved, noting, “EU is the most successful peace project in human history that has brought 70 years of peace to a continent that had been at war forever.”

The official indicated that the EU has over the years made attempts to promote mediation or reconciliation in the talks, on the field or on the international arena, including the United Nations.

Mogherini believes that the EU can become an even stronger global peace provider, especially with its new global strategy, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that seeks to work on security, development, women and youth empowerment and human rights, among others.

Mogherini, who is also Vice President of the European Commission,renewed the EU’s pledge to continue to work for peace across the world.

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