Singapore to send minister to Global Peace Summit

Sim Ann
Sim Ann

Singapore will take part in the peace summit in Switzerland, the country will be represented by minister Sim Ann, Singapore Prime Minister Lawrence Wong announced on Facebook on July 4.

He said he had a “good talk” with Swiss President Viola Amherd and conveyed that he had appointed Senior Minister of State Sima Ann as his special envoy to attend the summit.

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.

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

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.

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

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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