107 countries to participate in Ukrainian World Peace Summit — Presidential Office

Peace Summit to be held in June in Burgenstock, Switzerland
Peace Summit to be held in June in Burgenstock, Switzerland

A total of 107 states and several international organizations have confirmed their participation in the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland this June, reported Serhiy Nikiforov, press secretary for the President of Ukraine, on national TV on June 3.

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“As of now, 107 countries and international organizations have confirmed their participation in the peace summit,” he said.

He clarified that the Philippines and Singapore, which President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited, will be represented at the summit as well.

June 2024 Peace Summit in Switzerland

Leaders from around the world will meet at the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland from June 15-16, though Russia will not attend.

Ukraine hasn't ruled out Russian participation in the Global Peace Summit in the future, but did not extend an invitation to the inaugural event, Presidential Office head, Andriy Yermak, said.

The peace process is "unthinkable" without Russia, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said at the same time.

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Ukrainian intelligence has reliable information that Russia wants to disrupt the peace summit, Zelenskyy said on April 24.

China is also trying to disrupt the Global Peace Summit, working to prevent other countries from participating in it, he added.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister George Maloney, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and other international leaders are expected to attend the summit.

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The White House will attend the Global Peace Summit, though U.S. President Joe Biden's participation has yet to be confirmed.

Zelenskyy personally would like to see Biden at the peace summit, he said. His absence will only encourage Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Reuters on May 31 reported that China had refused to participate in the peace summit in Switzerland.

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sayid on June 2 that the United States has confirmed its participation in the High-Level Peace Summit, but it is not yet known whether Joe Biden will attend.

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