Zelensky invites Biden and Xi to attend Ukraine peace summit

AFP , Sunday 26 May 2024

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday urged US President Joe Biden and China's President Xi Jinping to attend a peace summit in Switzerland next month.

File photo- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers his speech during the UNITED24 fundraising platform summit in Kyiv on May 2024.AFP


"I am appealing to the leaders of the world who are still aside from the global efforts of the global peace summit: to President Biden, the leader of the United States, and to President Xi, the leader of China," Zelensky said in a video message.

"Please support the peace summit with your personal leadership and participation," Zelensky asked, saying that "the efforts of the global majority are the best guarantee that all commitments will be fulfilled".

The conference on the Ukraine war is to be held in Lucerne June 15-16.

The Swiss government has said it has invited 160 delegations but Russia will not attend.

Zelensky said "more than 80 countries confirmed they will come".

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