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Letter of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon on the occasion of the inauguration of the Balkans Peace Embassy

Greetings from Korea! I send my heartfelt congratulations to all of you on this wonderful occasion of the opening of the Balkans Peace Embassy in Tirana. I am sorry that circumstances do not permit me to join you in person on this auspicious day when we dedicate this special building for the sake of peace.

I’d particularly like to thank my dear friend, President Alfred Moisiu for his continuous support for the work of the Universal Peace Federation and the quest for lasting peace in the Balkans and around the world. I’m also grateful to President Filip Vujanović and all the leaders from the Podgorica Club, and I pray for the success of our new collaboration.

Two years ago when you welcomed me to Albania for the Southeast Europe Peace Summit, I urged all of you not to simply focus all of your energies on the narrow goal of joining the European Union. I am convinced that the nations of the Balkans, which have suffered so much in recent generations, have a much greater destiny, to be a model of peace and cooperation that the whole world can follow.

Here is my homeland I am working to bring about the long-delayed peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula as a Heavenly Unified Korea. Peace is never an easy task, however, because it always means that we must live for the sake of others more than we live for our own selves.

But, I know you can do it. I have been inspired by the energy and courage of the Albanian people ever since I first visited the country in 2005 with my late husband, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. It remains my lifelong goal to see Albania, and all the nations of the Balkans region and world join together in loving cooperation so that we may at last become true brothers and sisters, one family under God.

The dream of lasting peace is the hope of all the ages, and of all the nations and people on earth. And it is more than that. It is the dream of God, our Heavenly Parent. And now is the time that it will be fulfilled!

May God Bless all of you and your families. I very much hope to welcome you to my homeland

Thank you!

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