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Zelenskyy arrives in Qatar for talks with emir

5 June, 2024 Wednesday
19:15

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in Qatar for talks with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced this on Telegram on June 5.

“Qatar is assisting Ukraine in the return of children abducted by Russia. We will discuss continuing this work within the International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children and at the Peace Summit, where this is on the agenda,” Zelenskyy said.

He emphasized that Qatar was actively involved in preparing for the Peace Summit and should become “one of the voices of the Middle East” for the repatriation of people, global food security, and nuclear and energy security.

Furthermore, Zelenskyy revealed plans to address bilateral economic and security matters with Qatar's Emir during the visit.

On May 31st, Qatar helped to repatriate 5 Ukrainian children abducted by Russia.

June 2024 Ukraine Peace Summit: details

On February 26, Switzerland announced its intention to hold a Peace Summit for Ukraine by the summer. 

On March 18, Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland Wang Shi-ting said that China is considering participating in the Peace Summit, which is being organized by Switzerland at the request of Ukraine.

On May 2, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said that Russia should participate in the Peace Summit, as "a peace process without Russia is unthinkable." However, this time Moscow was not invited to the event.

On May 31, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said that China would not participate in the Peace Summit in Switzerland on June 15 and 16, given Russia's absence. 



 
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