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Presidents of Ukraine and Switzerland Started Working at the Inaugural Peace Summit

15 June 2024 - 15:30

Presidents of Ukraine and Switzerland Started Working at the Inaugural Peace Summit

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, met with the President of the Swiss Confederation, Viola Amherd, before the beginning of the inaugural Peace Summit.

The Ukrainian leader thanked Switzerland and Viola Amherd personally for their leadership and cooperation in organizing the inaugural Global Peace Summit.

During the meeting, they discussed the final preparations and technical details of the Summit organization, finalized the summary communiqué, and paid special attention to the future action plan.

The leaders noted that the inaugural Peace Summit had succeeded in bringing together an unprecedented representation of participants – 101 countries and international organizations from all continents: Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific, Australia, and North America. Two-thirds of the participating countries are represented at the highest level.

"Some other countries and leaders have shown interest in our Summit and responded to the peacemaking impulse of the Peace Formula. And even if they are not here today at the first Summit, we have succeeded in bringing back to the world the idea that joint efforts can stop war and establish just peace. This idea will definitely work because the world has power," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President of Ukraine presented the Peace Formula at the G20 Summit in Indonesia in November 2022. This was followed by four meetings of national security advisors: in Copenhagen, Jeddah, Malta and Davos. After the latter of these meetings and Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to Switzerland this January, the preparations for the inaugural Peace Summit began.

During the Summit, participants will discuss three issues: nuclear safety, food security, and the release of all prisoners and deportees.