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Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah (2nd R) chats with the Israeli Justice Minister Hon. Ayelet Shaked and other officials in Jerusalem, Israel during the Concept of Ubuntu meeting. COURTESY PHOTO

Ubuntu Concept can Bridge Gaps in International Relations - Oulanyah

Oulanyah told the meeting of the concept of Ubuntu, which he explained as an African notion that means sharing and unity, which can protect and keep the World at peace, as well as promote expedited economic growth.
posted onSeptember 18, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

JERUSALEM. Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah says differences in opinions and beliefs of human beings have stalled progressive development of some nations in the world, and caused unending conflict in areas where groups of people fight for control over territories.

He adds that the world should work to promote each other's goals and thus improve unity worldwide; religious, traditional and economic beliefs notwithstanding, which he says can solve the problem of conflict.

"Christians believe Jesus is coming for the second time, Jews believe the Messiah will be coming for the first time... why don't we wait for him to come and ask him if he is coming for the first time or the second, other than fighting over it," Oulanyah said.

The Deputy Speaker made the remarks in a meeting with the Israeli Justice Minister Hon. Ayelet Shaked at the Ministry of Justice in Jerusalem, Israel; alongside other Government leaders and legislators from Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

Oulanyah told the meeting of the concept of Ubuntu, which he explained as an African notion that means sharing and unity, which can protect and keep the World at peace, as well as promote expedited economic growth.

"Ubuntu means I am because we are and nobody wins until we all do. The rivers, lakes and mountains that separate us are not deeper than the blood that connects us as human beings," added the Deputy Speaker.

In her communication, Hon. Ayelet Shaked said there was an urgent need to create a forum under which worldwide support can be channeled to Africa and also build a relationship through which Africa can contribute to world economic growth.

"I visited East Africa for my first time this year and I told our ambassador that we need to establish an APEC for Africa so as to strengthen the relationship between Israel and the African nations," said Ayelet Shaked.

She also called on the delegates at the meeting to advocate for the establishment of embassies of their countries, in Jerusalem, in bid to strengthen international relations and ties.

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