International Day of Peace - Day of
Solidarity with Somalian people in Vienna
People of Horn of Africa
Countries (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Jebuti, Somalia, and Sudan)
celebrated the International Day of Peace by showing their solidarity to the
people of Somalia last
Friday, September 22nd 2006 in Vienna
in the center of the Federation for World Peace. Among the participants was
Ambassador Dr. Georg Lennkh from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Otmar Höll, director of OIIP – Austrian Institute for International Affairs,
Ing. Erwin Feitzinger, president of GEM
- Global Environmental Management group, Ambassador for Peace Abdel Moneim
Tawfik, president of the Austrian-Egyptian association as well as Mr. Ogunlola
Raufu, president of the Nigerian Cultural Centre in Vienna and Mr. Peter
Haider, president of the Federation for World Peace in Austria.
The program included speeches by Dr. Abdel Illah Osman
from Somalia, Mag. Santhelyo
from Ethiopia, Mag. Seyom
and Dipl. Ing. Abdalla Sharief from Sudan.
The program was moderated by H.E. Hamdan Abdelgadir, councilor of the Eritrean
Embassy in Berlin
and director of HORNA (Horn of Africa News Agency). Representatives of the
Austrian Women’s Federation were also participating in the program. An honorary
guest was Christina Marek, a member of the Austrian parliament.
Abdalla Sharief, Ambassador for Peace