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World leaders meet in Switzerland to design an end to the conflict

World leaders meet in Switzerland to design an end to the conflict
World leaders meet in Switzerland to design an end to the conflict

During the event, Talks expected to focus on finding peaceful solutions for the conflict that is taking place mainly in the east of Ukraine, as well as addressing concerns triggered by war such as food and nuclear security and freedom of navigation. Political leaders, activists, experts and citizens from around the world will participate in the summit to discuss and work on possible solutions to achieve peace in the region.

We will try to launch a peace process“Something not easy but necessary after two years of war and thousands of deaths,” the Swiss Foreign Minister highlighted in a message. Ignazio Cassis, prior to the start of the summit that will take place at the luxurious Burgenstock hotel complex. The event will bring together the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, with more than 50 heads of state and government.

Who participates in the peace summit in Ukraine

The Swiss president, Viola Amherd Together with the president of Ukraine, they are co-organizers of this meeting in which 92 governments at different levels participate.

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Volodimir Zelensky receives the Argentine president within the framework of the global peace summit in Ukraine.

They traveled to Switzerland from Latin America the president of Chile, Gabriel Boricand that of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa. There is also the Argentine president, Javier Mileiwho traveled from Italy after attending the G7.

Peru and Uruguay, meanwhile, will be represented by their foreign ministers, Javier González-Olaechea and Omar Paganini, respectively. Meanwhile, the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will not attend the meeting.

Among the attendees are also the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen; the presidents of France, Emmanuel Macron; Spain, Pedro Sanchez; and Poland, Andrzej Duda; as well as the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz; and the prime ministers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni; Canada, Justin Trudeau; and Japan, Fumio Kishida.

The American president, Joe Biden, declined to attend but Vice President Kamala Harris traveled representing the country. The great absence is that of the president of China Xi Jinping, who also did not send a representative in his place. In that sense, some experts believe that China’s decision could damage its image on the world stage “because it would consolidate the narrative that it openly supports Russia.”

Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines and Japan, They also have officials present at the event.

Global context

The summit takes place in a global context that is quite tense due to the war that broke out in Ukraine after the Russian invasion following the country’s attempt to join NATO in 2022. The conflict continues today and does not seem to end in the near future.

At the same time, the armed conflict develops in the Middle East. The indiscriminate bombings of the Hamas terrorist group towards Israel, which had an unprecedented action in the attack in October last year, and the military response of the Israeli government have already caused a large number of civilian victims and generate concern about a broader escalation of the conflict in the region.

In this context, the international community has called for a immediate cessation of hostilities and to the search for political solutions to resolve these conflicts. It takes a concerted effort from all parties involved to achieve peace and stability in these affected regions. However, the summit’s efforts will focus on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

On the eve of the summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia would only end the war if kyiv agreed to abandon its NATO ambitions. and to hand over four provinces claimed by Moscow, demands that Ukraine quickly rejected as equivalent to surrender.

Source: Ambito

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