Zelensky Arrives in Qatar for Diplomatic Negotiations

by Roman Cheplyk
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Zelensky Arrives in Qatar for Diplomatic Negotiations

On Wednesday, June 5, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Qatar for an official visit aimed at engaging in high-level discussions with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Purpose of the Visit:

  1. Child Abduction by Russia:

    • Coalition Efforts: Qatar is playing a significant role in aiding Ukraine to recover children abducted by Russia. Zelensky emphasized that discussions will focus on continuing these efforts within the International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children.
    • Peace Summit Agenda: The issue of child abduction will also be addressed at the upcoming Peace Summit, with Qatar contributing to these discussions.
  2. Peace Summit Preparation:

    • Middle Eastern Representation: Zelensky highlighted Qatar's active participation in preparing for the Peace Summit. He noted the importance of Qatar's role as a representative voice of the Middle East in promoting the return of displaced individuals and ensuring global food security, as well as nuclear and energy security.
  3. Bilateral Economic and Security Issues:

    • Economic Discussions: The visit will also include talks on strengthening economic ties between Ukraine and Qatar.
    • Security Cooperation: Enhancing bilateral security cooperation will be a key topic in discussions with the Emir of Qatar.

Zelensky's visit underscores the strategic importance of Qatar's support in international efforts to address humanitarian issues and enhance bilateral relations in economic and security domains.

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