Davos sets record on Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula talks

January 16,2024 541
Davos sets record on Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula talks

The fourth international meeting of national security advisers on the Ukrainian Peace Formula took place in Davos, Switzerland. 81 countries and international organizations participated in the discussion, as reported by the Office of the President of Ukraine. 

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. 39 European countries, 18 Asian countries, 12 African countries, 6 South American countries, 3 North American countries, and 2 Oceanian countries delegated representatives to Davos. Israel took part in the discussion for the first time.

“The fourth meeting of advisers on national security and foreign policy took place with a record number of participants, representing over 80 states and international organizations. This event is a logical continuation of our meetings held in 2023 in Copenhagen, Jeddah, and Malta. Once again, we gathered to work on developing a common international plan based on the Ukrainian Peace Formula,” reported the Office of the President.

During the previous summit in a similar format in Malta, participants discussed the first five points of the Peace Formula, which included nuclear security, food and energy security, the release of imprisoned and deported individuals, the restoration of territorial integrity, and sovereignty of Ukraine. In Davos, Ukraine presented five additional points covering the withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities, restoration of justice, environmental security, prevention of escalation and war recurrence, and confirmation of the war’s end.

“It wouldn’t be entirely accurate to say everyone has the same position. This is good because, as you know, the uniqueness of the Peace Formula lies in combining different positions and approaches. However, we are extremely united around the main principles based on international law and the norms of the UN Charter,” said Andrii Yermak, the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

The summit participants agreed on a joint statement emphasizing that Ukraine’s security is integral to global and regional security. They stated, “The war against our state is one of the main destabilizing factors in the world,” according to the Office of the President.

The working visit of the Ukrainian delegation to Davos is ongoing. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has already met with Viola Amherd, President of the Swiss Confederation, who expressed Switzerland’s intention to organize a high-level peace conference on Ukraine.

“President Zelenskyy asked me if Switzerland would be willing to organize a meeting at the highest level. I confirmed to him that Switzerland is ready to organize a conference. We have agreed that we will examine the details of the next steps in depth to ensure that the peace process is a success,” said Amherd.

In May 2023, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed convening a worldwide peace summit to rally support for the Ukrainian Peace Formula. The third summit in Malta drew high-ranking officials from more than 60 countries, while the second summit in Saudi Arabia saw participation from representatives of 40 nations. However, the inaugural meeting of political advisers in Denmark in June proved less successful.

Photo: Ukraine’s President’s Office