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Switzerland set dates for Global peace summit

Switzerland set dates for Global peace summit Photo: Switzerland has decided on the dates of the Global Peace Summit (Getty Images)

Switzerland will host a two-day Global Peace Summit on June 15th and 16th. Russia will not participate in it, informs The Guardian.

As The Guardian reminds, Switzerland agreed in January to host a peace summit at the request of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Since then, a series of negotiations have been held with the European Union, G7 member countries, and countries such as India and China to secure their support.

"There is currently sufficient international support for a high-level conference to launch the peace process," said the statement from the Swiss Federal Council.

The conference will take place from June 15th to 16th at the Bürgenstock resort in the Nidwalden canton near Lucerne. The summit will focus on creating frameworks conducive to long-term peace in Ukraine, as well as a "a concrete roadmap for Russia’s participation in the peace process."

On its part, Russia declined to participate in the summit, citing Switzerland's "abandonment of neutrality."

The full list of participants has not been disclosed yet.

Global peace summit

Back in November 2022, Zelenskyy proposed a peace formula to halt Russia's full-scale invasion. As early as January 2024, Ukraine and Switzerland began preparations for the Global peace summit, where the proposed formula would be discussed.

As Andriy Yermak, the head of the Office of the President, mentioned, Russia may be invited to the conference, but only to the second summit.

According to reports from various media outlets, White House Chief Joe Biden may also participate in the summit.