UN Assembly President calls on nations to follow “Olympic Truce”

Source : 112 Ukraine

Miroslav Lajčák called on all participants of conflicts to ceasefire for the time of the Games
09:08, 27 January 2018

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UN Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák called on all participants of conflicts to cease fire for the time of the Olympic Games, according to the UN News Centre.

“I solemnly appeal to all Member States to demonstrate their commitment to the Olympic Truce for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic and Paralympic Games and to undertake concrete actions at the local, national, regional and world levels to promote and strengthen a culture of peace and harmony based on the spirit of the Truce,” said Mr. Lajčák.

He also called upon all warring parties of current armed conflicts around the world to “boldly agree to true mutual ceasefires for the duration of the Olympic Truce, thus providing an opportunity to settle disputes peacefully.”

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