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Slogan of the ASPA Summit: A culture of peace, inclusion and development
an article by Andina, Peruvian news agency

"A culture of peace, inclusion and development" is the slogan of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of South America and the Arab Countries (ASPA) to be held in Lima October 1 and 2.

Slogan of the ASPA Third Summit

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According to information from the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the slogan reflects the interest of both regional blocs to strengthen historical, political, social and cultural relations, despite the geographical distance between Arab and South American nations.

There are 12 countries in the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and 22 states gathered at the Arab League of Nations.

The slogan will be accompanied by the official image of the ASPA Summit, which will be represented by an arabesque arch and background of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu.

Under this slogan, the Third ASPA Summit will take place two days at the Ministry of Culture, in the Peruvian capital. Preceding the summit will be a meeting on Sunday September 30 of foreign ministries of the participating countries. They already held an initial preliminary meeting at the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

At the first meeting, the officials will refine the terms and wording of the Lima Declaration to be signed by the participating countries, as well as various instruments and documents emanating from the meeting of foreign ministers and heads of state and government.

(Click here for a Spanish version of this article)


Question(s) related to this article:

Can the culture of peace be established at the level of the state?,

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Latest reader comment:

The state has come, over the centuries, to monopolize the culture of war.  It would require a radical change in its very nature for it to abandon the culture of war and adopt a culture of peace.

For details on how the state has come to monopolize the culture of war, see The History of the Culture of War

This report was posted on September 28, 2012.