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Macron urges to end wars during Olympics in Paris

Macron urges to end wars during Olympics in Paris French President Emmanuel Macron (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to work towards achieving a ceasefire during the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Paris, echoing the long-standing goal of the Games to promote peace through sport, according to BFMTV.

"We'll do all we can to have an Olympics truce," Macron said.

The French President highlighted the Middle East, as well as Ukraine and Sudan, as areas of concern, noting, "China's president will visit Paris in a few weeks, I will ask him to help me (to get an Olympics truce)."

It is expected that Xi Jinping will visit Paris next month.

"The Games are also a time for diplomacy, peace," Macron said.

Olympics in Paris

The Summer Olympics 2024 is scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11. The XXXIII Games will be held in the capital city of France, Paris.

In a recent interview with Ukrainian media, Macron said that he would demand Russia to cease fire during the Olympic Games. However, Vladimir Putin has already rejected this idea in advance.