President of Switzerland: Summit to form basis for just peace

President of Switzerland: Summit to form basis for just peace

The summit in Burgenstock will not reach a final agreement on ending the war in Ukraine but aims to create the basis for a just and lasting peace.

This was emphasized by Swiss President Viola Amherd during the opening of the first Peace Summit in Burgenstock, a Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Of course, we are aware that we have a long way to go, there are no illusions that we will reach a final understanding at this summit. But we can get closer to it. Our goal is to launch a widely supported process in which participants from all corners of the world can discuss their ideas and share their points of view," the Swiss President said. 

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She stressed that all participants of the summit "are well aware that peace without Russia is impossible," therefore, a long-term solution should include both sides. According to her, the international community can help pave the way for long-term solutions.

Amherd recalled that three global issues have been identified that will be discussed in working groups at this summit: nuclear security, food security and the human dimension of war. 

"Our most important goals for this weekend are: to inspire a process that will lead to the creation of a framework for a comprehensive, just and lasting peace for Ukraine based on international law and the UN Charter; develop a common understanding of how to take concrete steps along the way. And we want to discuss how and under what conditions Russia can be involved in this process," the Swiss president said.

She emphasized that the summit participants will only be able to achieve the ambitious goal of the summit if they join forces, even if their positions differ.

"Here in Burgenstock, we will all take this first important step. It is up to us to make sure that it is followed by the second," Amgerd summarized it.

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As reported earlier, the first Peace Summit officially started on Saturday afternoon in the Swiss resort of Burgenstock with the participation of 100 delegations - 92 countries and eight international organizations.

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