Switzerland to host Peace Summit in June

April 11,2024 462
Switzerland to host Peace Summit in June

Switzerland will host a two-day Peace Summit on June 15-16, as the country’s Federal Council stated in a Reuters report. The high-level conference is planned to take place at the Bürgenstock resort in the canton of Nidwalden outside the city of Lucerne.

“There is currently sufficient international support for a high-level conference to launch the peace process,” the Federal Council said in a statement.

The full list of countries involved is currently unknown. However, Russia will not participate in the summit. The event aims to create conditions for achieving lasting peace in Ukraine and a specific roadmap for Russia’s involvement in the peace process.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged countries globally to attend the Peace Summit in Switzerland. He wrote that the conference’s specific outcome should be a clear position from the world on how the war should end.

Peace has no alternative. However, in order for this to happen and for the Russian terror to be defeated, all forms of our strength must be guaranteed. To protect ourselves from terror, we require physical strength. This includes air defense, frontline capabilities, the ability to achieve the necessary results in the Black Sea, our own domestic arms manufacturing, Ukraine’s economic resilience, partner pressure on Russia, and maximum global consolidation. We do not have the right to fail in any of these aspects,” the president said.

Despite Russia’s non-participation in the summit, some “representatives of continents” will relay details of the Peace Formula developed at the conference to Moscow, Zelenskyy said.

The intention to hold the Peace Summit in Switzerland became known in January during a working visit by the Ukrainian delegation to Davos. The idea of ​​holding a global peace summit with the participation of as many countries as possible to garner support for the Ukrainian “peace formula” was expressed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in May 2023. Four high-level conferences have already taken place.

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