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‘History Being Made’: Ukraine President Zelenskyy As World Leaders Gather At Swiss-Hosted Peace

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed optimism on Saturday, predicting that "history is being made" at a Swiss-hosted conference aimed at initiating peace efforts in Ukraine, despite skepticism from experts and critics who doubt any significant progress since Russia is not participating. The conference saw attendance from the presidents of Ivory Coast, Kenya, Ecuador, and Somalia, along with numerous Western heads of state, senior government leaders, and high-level envoys, all hoping for eventual Russian involvement. ALSO READ: 'India Believes Way To Peace Is Through Dialogue, Diplomacy': PM Modi Tells Ukraine Prez Zelenskyy On Sidelines Of G7 Summit In a brief statement alongside Swiss President Viola Amherd at the summit's commencement, Ze...
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World leaders to meet to discuss Ukraine peace roadmap, Russia to be absent – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The presidents of Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Somalia, along with numerous Western leaders, will attend a peace conference this weekend aimed at addressing the Russia-Ukraine conflict, notably without Russia's participation. The Swiss-hosted event at the Bürgenstock resort near Lake Lucerne will see over 50 heads of state and government, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and around 100 delegations, including European bodies and the UN.The attendance list is a major talking point, with critics suggesting the conference might be ineffective without Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. The US will be represented by Vice President Kamala Harris, while Turkey and Saudi Arabia are sending their foreign ministers. Key developing countries like Brazil,...
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World Leaders To Meet In Switzerland To Discuss Ukraine Peace Plan, China Backs Out

Over 100 world leaders including US Vice President Kamala Harris, and the presidents or heads of the European Union, South American, Middle Eastern and Asian countries will gather at a luxury resort in Switzerland on Saturday, for the Global Peace Summit, to pressure Russia to end its war in Ukraine. However, the absence of powerful allies of Moscow such as China will blunt its potential impact, according to Reuters. I arrived in Switzerland for the Global Peace Summit. There will be two days of active work with countries from all parts of the world, with different nations that are nonetheless united by a common goal of bringing a just and lasting peace in Ukraine closer. The Peace Summit… pic.twitter.com/DhS54e1Xk0 — Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Вол...
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India To Participate In Global Peace Summit In Switzerland, Says Foreign Secretary Kwatra

India is set to participate in the Global Peace Summit on Ukraine in Switzerland, which is scheduled to take place on June 15-16, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said on Wednesday. The Global Peace Summit will be held on June 15-16 at Bürgenstock Hotel above Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. Kwatra said India will be participating in the summit at “an appropriate level”. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had said “India would continue to do everything within its means to support a peaceful solution”. In October 2022, India and Ukraine have decided to work together in implementing President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 10-point peace formula proposed by him during the G7 Summit. The objective of t...
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90 countries to attend Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit that Russia is snubbing – Times of India

BERN: Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend despite Russia's refusal to participate in the conference, Switzerland's president said Monday. Viola Amherd told reporters in the Swiss capital that the summit, on Saturday and Sunday, will aim to chart a path toward possible peace nearly 28 months after Russian forces invaded Ukraine and the war grinding on. "This is not propaganda," said Amherd. "This is about the basis of humanitarian aid provided by Switzerland ... and to initiate a dialogue." The Swiss president added that most participants - about half of which will be represented at the level of head of state or government - are country leaders, but "a handful" are from organizations like...
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As Modi 3.0 starts, here’s list of global events that await Indian diplomacy | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister for the third consecutive term, a number of global events are lined up, where India's participation will play a crucial role in shaping geopolitics.India has emerged as a strong voice in the past decade. PM Modi has prioritised positioning India as the 'Voice of the Global South' with the 'Vishwa Bandhu' approach.The G20 Summit was held under India's presidency with the theme of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'.Here are the major events that will take place in recent months after Modi 3.0 taking charge:BRICS foreign ministers meetingThe first assignment for India's foreign policy will come with the BRICS Foreign Ministers' meeting which is scheduled to take place on June 10-11, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, with participation from foreign...
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Zelenskyy in Philippines to promote peace summit he says China and Russia are trying to undermine – Times of India

MANILA: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was in the Philippines on Monday in a rare Asian trip to urge regional leaders to attend a Swiss-organized global peace summit on the war in Ukraine that he accuses Russia, with China's help, of trying to undermine. Zelenskyy arrived unannounced and under heavy security in Manila late Sunday after speaking over the weekend at the Shangri-La defense forum in Singapore. He had planned but failed to meet with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on the sidelines of that annual defense gathering and decided to fly here to personally invite Marcos to attend the summit in Switzerland, two Filipino officials told The Associated Press. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of a lack of authority to discuss details of Zelens...