Conference “Solidarity of Empathy for Peace”

High-Level Meeting of Former Political Leaders in Europe to Spread the Culture of Peace and Call for Support for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

19.05.2018, Palace of the Parliament



14.30-15.00 Registration
15.00-15.30 Congratulatory Message

Introduction to the meeting and the participants

- Speech: H.E. Emil Constantinescu

“The Importance of Levantine Culture Research and Forming of Culture of Peace”

15.30-16.30 Session 1 Empathy – My post cold-war

– Panel discussion by the former presidents and judges

– Speech: Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL

“My Korean War”

16.30-16.50 Coffee break
16.50-17.30 Session 2 Solidarity – Advice and support on the Peaceful Reunification of Korean Peninsula with a Perspective of Empathy

– Panel discussion by the experts

– Group discussion

“On the basis of solidarity and empathy, advice on how the Eastern European region can support the peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula through advocacy across all levels”

17.30-18.00 Closing Ceremony

– Closing Address

– Commemorative Photo Time


Speaker information

Congratulatory Message

– Mr. Pravin H. Parekh, Chairperson of HWPL International Law Peace Committee


Session 1 – Empathy

Chair of the discussion:

– H.E. Emil Constantinescu, former President of Romania


– H.E. Rexhep Qemal Meidani, former President of Romania

– H.E. Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich, former Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus

– H.E. Stjepan Mesić, former President of Croatia

– H.E. Viktor Yushchenko, former President of Ukraine

– H.E. Haris Silajdžić, former Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

– H.E. Milka Ristova, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Macedonia (ret.)


Session 2 – Solidarity

– Dr. Darko Bekić, former Foreign Policy adviser to the President of the Republic of Croatia and Ambassador (ret.)

– Prof. Dr. Zoran Vitorović, Advisor to the Dean on Global Process and Preventive Diplomacy at FIM, and Executive Director of East Bridge (EWB) Swiss

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