US to Participate in Global Peace Summit in Switzerland

by Roman Cheplyk
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
US to Participate in Global Peace Summit in Switzerland

The United States will be represented at the upcoming Global Peace Summit in Switzerland, as confirmed by White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre during a briefing

Key Points:

  • Active Participation:

    • The US has been actively involved in all previous Ukrainian peace summits.
    • The US government will continue its involvement and will be represented at the forthcoming summit.
  • Representation Details:

    • While the specific level of representation has not been disclosed, Jean-Pierre emphasized ongoing support for Ukraine.
    • She did not confirm if President Joe Biden will attend the summit, stating she had no additional information to share at the time.
  • Support for Ukraine:

    • Jean-Pierre reiterated the importance of continuing support for Ukraine to ensure it has the necessary means for protection and to achieve a just and durable peace.

Summit Details:

  • Date and Venue:

    • The Global Peace Summit will be held on June 15-16 in Switzerland.
    • Heads of state and government from all continents are expected to participate.
  • Objectives:

    • The participating countries aim to develop a joint negotiating position to present to Russia.
  • Participation:

    • President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced that 90 countries have confirmed their participation in the summit.
    • He has invited US President Joe Biden and President of China Xi Jinping to join the event.
  • Potential Impact:

    • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba expressed that President Biden's personal attendance would likely encourage more international leaders to participate in the summit.

The Global Peace Summit represents a significant international effort to address the ongoing conflict and work towards a comprehensive resolution. The US commitment to participate underscores its continued support for Ukraine and the broader quest for peace.

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