100 countries to attend Global Peace Summit in Switzerland

100 countries to attend Global Peace Summit in Switzerland

This weekend's Global Peace Summit in Switzerland will bring together 100 countries, including 57 heads of state and government from around the world.

That's according to a press release posted on the website of the Swiss Federal Council, Ukrinform reports.

"By organizing this summit, Switzerland is providing a platform for discussion where all states present can contribute their ideas and visions for a just and lasting peace in Ukraine. […] The participation of 100 states and organizations from all around the world is a good starting point for this process," the press release said.

The Swiss delegation includes President Viola Amherd, head of the Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), and Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Prior to the start of the summit, President Amherd will hold bilateral talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The summit itself begins with the arrival of the state guests early on Saturday afternoon and runs until Sunday afternoon. The Swiss president will open the Peace Summit, according to the press release.

The summit program provides for both plenary sessions and discussions on three main topics: nuclear safety, food security and the humanitarian dimension.

The Global Peace Summit will be held in Switzerland on June 15-16. 

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