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Russia's participation in peace process remains key issue – Swiss Federal Council head

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 18:42
Russia's participation in peace process remains key issue – Swiss Federal Council head
Viola Amherd and Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Peace Summit. Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine

Viola Amherd, Head of the Swiss Federal Council, says that the first Peace Summit has made it possible to achieve a common vision for joint work on nuclear security, food security and humanitarian aid in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine.

Source: Amherd, in her final speech at the Peace Summit in Bürgenstock, writes Interfax-Ukraine news agency, as reported by European Pravda 

Details: She emphasised that, for the first time at the highest level, the participants discussed peace in Ukraine rather than weapons and conflict, which, in her opinion, gives a boost to the peace process, despite the existence of opposing views.


Quote: "One fundamental question remains: how and when can Russia be included in this process? We have heard this in many of your statements. A lasting solution must involve both sides", said Amherd.

According to her, the high-level involvement of so many states and organisations facilitated the start of a broad discourse and the creation of shared ideas about Ukraine's path to peace.

"We were able to reach a common vision here in Bürgenstock... We are sending a clear message to the people of Ukraine, and all those directly impacted by the consequences of the war, that a large section of the world community wants to bring about change", she added.



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