Zelensky Set for Global Peace Summit: "It Is Our Joint Global Duty"

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.02 - 2024 11:55 AM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Zelensky has announced the date of the Peace Summit in Switzerland.

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President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has announced the inaugural Peace Summit, a pivotal event designed to foster discussions on achieving peace through justice and adherence to international law.

Scheduled for June 15-16, the summit will take place in Bürgenstock, near Lucerne, Switzerland, as reported by Ukrinform.

President Zelensky shared this update on the social media platform X.

He noted that the summit, convened in collaboration with Swiss President Viola Amherd, will draw heads of state and government from across all continents.

"The summit will serve as a platform for discussing pathways to secure a comprehensive, just, and enduring peace for Ukraine, grounded in the principles of the UN Charter and international law," Zelensky stated.

The Ukrainian leader also expressed confidence in the summit's broad appeal, stating, "I am sure that every peace-loving country is interested in participating in the summit because it is important not only for Ukraine. It is about the global role of each country, as well as true respect for international law and peaceful coexistence around the world."

Zelensky reminded everyone that the UN Charter's principles serve to protect all nations from aggression and conflict.

"It is our joint global duty to uphold these rules through concrete actions, not just words. This will be the focus of our discussions at the first Peace Summit in Switzerland," he added.

This announcement comes after Ukraine and Switzerland finalized preparations for the Global Peace Summit on May 1.

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