In Monsummano Terme the mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun took part to the ninth edition of "Harmony between peoples", sharing guidelines for future projects of friendship between the towns of Valdinievole and Pistoia proposed by the mayor Rinaldo Vanni. The invitation for the next summit for Peace in Ramallah and the signing of a pact of solidarity and fraternity between the municipalities present.
Montecatini Terme - After the great march of "Harmony for Peace" of Saturday, September 20 organized during the ninth edition of "Harmony between peoples", the 25 September arrived a new piece for great mosaic of the event (consult the article: "Dancing for peace").
Vera Baboun (in the picture), mayor of Bethlehem, came to the town of Monsummano Terme, on invitation of the mayor Rinaldo Vanni, to explore the possibilities to forge more relationships between the different realities of Valdinievole and Pistoia which acceded to the Protocol "Harmony between peoples." The meeting was attended by mayors of several municipalities: Monsummano Terme, Lamporacchio, Larchwood, Pieve a Niveole, Massa and Cozzile, Buggiano, Ponte Buggianese, Uzzano, Chiesina Uzzanese and Pistoia.
A intense encounter, and at the same time operating, because Vanni presented to the mayor Baboun and to the other italian mayors, a trace of guidelines for a agreement and friendship with the city of Bethlehem; meanwhile Vera Baboun formally invited Rinaldo Vanni to represent these realities at the next summit for peace in Palestine which will be held in Ramallah on 23 and 24 November.
Vera Baboun in a speech said that peace is like an oil lamp that sheds light, more oil it contains more light we can have. Our will, our ability to operate, even with small gestures, are the oil of this lamp and peace is in direct proportion to our will. "We need people who believe in bridges, our destiny. Our tragedy is that we live only between wall and not between bridges." Bridges create peace and peace will light the harmony between peoples.
The document which sets out guidelines for future relationships:
"We, Vera Baboun Mayor of Bethlehem, Rinaldo Vanni Mayor of Monsummano Terme, and all the mayors present elected by our fellow citizens, we take this day the solemn commitment to establish permanent links between the municipalities of our towns and encourage exchanges between students and our residents in order to strengthen the friendship between our peoples and to work for the development of peace in the Middle East in support of democracy and brotherhood.
We are committed to exploring the possibilities and modalities of cooperation in the framework of our expertise and the full extent of our ability, we join forces for the development of the aims of the project "Harmony among People" with the intent to contribute to the strengthening of peace, brotherhood and solidarity between the peoples of the world.This is the promise that we sign today. "