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107 countries and organizations confirm participation in Peace Summit – President’s Office

3 June, 2024 Monday
15:26

107 countries and international organizations will attend the Swiss Peace Summit on Ukraine, scheduled for June 15-16

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Serhiy Nykyforov, the press secretary for President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine, announced this on the United News telethon.

"So far, 107 countries and international organizations have confirmed their participation in the Peace Summit," he stated.

Nykyforov added that Zelenskyy's visit to Southeast Asia aimed to explain Ukraine's position and persuade states to join the Summit.

The press secretary emphasized that the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and Singapore, whose leaders met with Zelenskyy during his Asia trip, might be represented at the event in some capacity.

Peace Summit details 

On February 26, Switzerland announced plans to host a peace summit for Ukraine by summer. The Kremlin dismissed the idea of holding the event without Russia as "not serious and even ridiculous."

On March 18, the Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland stated that China might join the Peace Summit at Ukraine's request.

On May 2, the Swiss Foreign Ministry declared that Russia should participate in the summit, saying, "the peace process without Russia is unthinkable." However, Russia was not invited this year.

That same day, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy called the summit the first real chance to restore peace.

At the summit, Ukraine plans to form a joint negotiating position to present to Russia's top leadership, according to Serhiy Nykyforov, spokesman for the Ukrainian President.

On May 26, President Zelenskyy announced that over 80 countries have confirmed their attendance at the Peace Summit in Switzerland on June 15-16.

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