COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord David Trimble from Northern Ireland visited Cotabato City to share to the people of Mindanao his experience in resolving conflict in his homeland.
In a public forum held Saturday evening, Trimble said his visit to Cotabato is “to support peace, work for peace, and achieve peace in Mindanao.”
In an interview, Trimble said one important thing to remember in achieving peace is to never stop seeking for it.
Trimble said he is somehow worried on the success of the peace process but he is still positive about it after noticing so many people who are supportive of it.
"It is really in their hands, hoping that they take the opportunity to say what they want to do." Trimble said.
Trimble said he will continue to wish and pray that the ongoing peace process and the new Bangsamoro entity will change the lives of the Bangsamoro people.
The 1998 Nobel Peace Prize awardee is one of the key players who helped resolve the 30-year conflict in Northern Ireland.
His visit is an effort of the British government to support the ongoing peace process in Mindanao.