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Scholz urges emerging economies to join Peace Summit on Ukraine

Scholz urges emerging economies to join Peace Summit on Ukraine German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Photo: Getty Images)

Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz has called on developing economies to participate in the Global Peace Summit on Ukraine, according to Deutschlandfunk.

According to Scholz, if countries such as China, Brazil, and India call on Russia to withdraw their troops from Ukraine, the chances for quick peace will increase.

"The more countries like China, Brazil, India, and many others say to Russia, 'Enough! This war must end, Russia must withdraw its troops!', the greater the chances for peace in the near future," Scholz said.

The Chancellor believes that developing countries should also step up their diplomatic efforts to support a peaceful conference planned for June in Switzerland.

"The fact that the Global South plays and should play an important role here is certainly a reflection of the multipolar world. The more diplomatic efforts, such as the planned peace conference in Switzerland, will bring us closer to a just peace," he added.

At the meeting in Lucerne, among other topics, it will be discussed that nuclear weapons should not be used in the war against Ukraine and that there should be no attacks on nuclear power plants.

Global Peace Summit

This year, for the first time, a high-level meeting will take place under the Ukrainian peace program. Ukraine has invited more than 150 countries to participate in this event.

At the same time, Kyiv refused to invite Russia to the summit. As the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, stated, Russia's presence is only possible at the second session of the meeting.

For more details on what is planned to be discussed at the summit, read the material by RBC-Ukraine.