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Swiss FM: Another Ukraine peace summit likely before November

16.06.2024 19:45
A potential peace summit regarding Russia's war in Ukraine might take place before the upcoming US presidential election in November, Swiss foreign minister Ignazio Cassis has said.
(L-R) Swiss Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, Swiss Federal President Viola Amherd, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attend the plenary session of the Summit on peace in Ukraine in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, 16 June 2024. International heads of state gather on 15 and 16 June at the Brgenstock Resort in central Switzerland for the t
(L-R) Swiss Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, Swiss Federal President Viola Amherd, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attend the plenary session of the Summit on peace in Ukraine in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, 16 June 2024. International heads of state gather on 15 and 16 June at the Bürgenstock Resort in central Switzerland for the tPhoto: EPA/URS FLUEELER

The announcement follows a "Summit on Peace in Ukraine" conference held in the Bürgenstock resort, Switzerland, over the weekend.

Minister Cassis did not specify the location for the second conference.

During the Bürgenstock talks, global leaders adopted a unified stance emphasizing the protection of nuclear facilities in Ukraine, safeguarding shipping routes and ports in the Black and Azov Seas, the release of all prisoners of war and the return of displaced Ukrainian children and civilians.

In a joint communique, the signatories highlighted that Russia's war against Ukraine continues to cause suffering and destruction, and achieving peace necessitates the involvement of all parties.

The statement also underscored the importance of respecting Ukraine's territorial integrity.

However, representatives from India, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia did not sign the document.

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Source: PAP, Reuters