Statement by the Prince Junsuke Peace Foundation
14th May 2017
On the occasion of the First Summit of New Royal Diplomacy in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Her Majesty 152nd Grand Duchess Tarja Vittoria Borbone of Italy, His Imperial Majesty 44th Grand Duke Sergey Nikolaevich Volkov of Russia, and His Royal Highness 3rd Premier Maestro Prince Junsuke Kita Borbone of Sicily visited Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 12th until 15th May 2017 to attend the First Summit of New Royal Diplomacy.
The Summit was convened, organised and hosted by the Prince Junsuke Peace Foundation, and it was attended by eighteen participants and delegates representing five countries: Italy, Russia, Finland, and Japan.
The Summit was arranged to promote peace in the world, this time focussing in particular on the relationship between Russia and Finland, and Russia and Japan. The schedule allowed time for personal meetings, which made it possible to develop a deeper and more meaningful relationship between the representatives, this personal communication thus further promoting New Royal Diplomacy between these countries.
The representatives of Italy, HM Grand Duchess and HRH Prince Maestro Junsuke, had as their role to encourage, support, and ease the communication between the representatives by their inspiring presence, and to create and hold the heartful atmosphere during the Summit.
HM Grand Duchess’s deep Mother Love and her warm and wise words, HRH Prince Maestro Junsuke’s touching performance of his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s music to the ballet “The Nutcracker”, and the much appreciated traditional Japanese “God Dance to Pray for Peace” all helped the Summit representatives towards connecting to the Universal world of peace.
Our deep gratitude for the success of this Summit goes to all the representatives, who gave their energy and uplifting ideas, and shared their faith and commitment to promote peace in the world.
We are looking forward to furthering and expanding our New Royal Diplomacy and to seeing each other again in the Second Summit in Tampere, Finland, in July 2017.
For peace in the world,
Representatives of Russia
His Imperial Majesty 44th Grand Duke Sergey Nikolaevich Volkov of Russia
His Excellency Mr. Igor Albin
Representatives of Italy
Her Royal Majesty 152nd Grand Duchess Tarja Vittoria Borbone of Italy
His Royal Highness 3rd Premier Prince Maestro Junsuke Kita Borbone of Italy
Representatives of Finland
Lady Bourbon Ms. Raija Jaatinen
Lady Bourbon Ms. Annika Karppelin
Representatives of Japan
His Excellency Mr. Kazuo Yamagami
His Excellency Mr. Yasuo Mito
Members of the Japanese delegation
Ms. Yoshiko Kado, Mr. Kazuyoshi Ikarashi, Ms. Akiko Sato, Mr. Hirotsugu Yamada, Ms. Ayumi Yamamoto, Ms. Sonoi Kobayashi, Ms. Yuka Matsue, Mr. Hisanao Matsue, Ms. Hisayo Himeno