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Biden may participate in future conference on Ukraine in Switzerland, media reports

Biden may participate in future conference on Ukraine in Switzerland, media reports Photo: US President Joe Biden (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

US President Joe Biden may take part in a high-level conference on peace in Ukraine to be held in Switzerland around mid-June, NZZ reports.

The agency, citing sources, says that US President Joe Biden would attend the conference.

As a rule, the final decision is made only upon request, especially since Switzerland and Ukraine have not yet sent out invitations.

So far, President Biden has not confirmed his participation in the American delegation, according to a spokesperson for the US Embassy in Bern.

However, the chances of Biden's arrival have increased. He is scheduled to attend the G7 summit in Italy just before the planned conference on Ukraine.

Global Peace Summit

Speaking at the G20 summit in November 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed a "formula for peace" to stop a full-scale Russian invasion.

In January 2024, Ukraine and Switzerland began preparations to host a Global Peace Summit to discuss the proposed "peace formula." The meeting will be held at the level of heads of state, and more than 80 states and international institutions are involved in its preparation.

Earlier, the head of the President's Office, Andrii Yermak, said that Russia could be invited to the Global Peace Summit organized by Ukraine. But its participation is possible only at the second summit.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently had a phone conversation with Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro. During the conversation, the parties discussed, among other things, the preparations for the upcoming first Global Peace Summit.