According to an interview with Reuters, Ihor Zhovkva, the diplomatic adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, confirmed Ukraine's invitation to China, emphasizing the importance of China's participation in the summit.
"We unequivocally invite China to take part in the summit at the highest level, with the attendance of the President of the People's Republic of China," Zhovkva stated. He also mentioned ongoing efforts to engage with the Chinese side and the involvement of global partners to communicate the significance of China's participation in the summit.
Neutral Switzerland has agreed to host this Ukrainian peace summit, although the exact date and venue are yet to be determined. Zhovkva noted that details are still being worked out by the organizing groups.
China, known for its close ties with Russia and its non-critical stance on the war in Ukraine, advocates for the respect of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries. It has also offered to help mediate the conflict. Just weeks before Russia's full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, China and Russia declared a "no-limits" partnership. Since then, China's imports of Russian energy have significantly increased.