- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Czech Republic Offers Assistance in Implementing Ukraine’s Peace Plan at Jeddah Summit
At this weekend’s summit on Ukraine in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Deputy Foreign Minister Jan Marian will offer the Czech Republic’s help in implementing the peace plan for Ukraine, mainly in nuclear security and prosecution of Russia’s war crimes, he said in a statement released to CTK before his departure for the summit today.
Representatives from diplomatic circles, experts, and advisers to heads of state will convene in Jeddah over the weekend to discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s ten-point peace plan for Ukraine and deliberate on the date, venue, and agenda of a peace summit, as reported by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency. The Ukrainian presidential office representative highlighted the significance of this gathering in charting the course for peace and seeking support from important global players.
Deputy Foreign Minister Jan Marian, on behalf of the Czech Republic, will extend assistance in implementing the peace plan, focusing on areas such as nuclear security and the prosecution of Russian war crimes. He also aims to engage in informal meetings with other delegations during the summit.
Marian emphasized the Czech Republic’s unwavering support for Ukraine, expressing solidarity with the country’s aspirations for peace and territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders. Given the Czech Republic’s historical ties and strong backing of Ukraine, its representation at the summit is deemed crucial.
The upcoming summit in Jeddah has garnered international attention, with representatives from up to 30 Western and key developing countries expected to participate. Notably, Russia has not been invited to attend. The Guardian reports that the summit aims to persuade neutral countries, such as Brazil and India, to take a clear stance against Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine.
The involvement of influential world players and global South countries in the summit will be instrumental in finding a diplomatic resolution to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Ukraine, as the convening party, seeks constructive engagement from various nations, including the potential participation of China. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan’s attendance signals the United States’ commitment to addressing the Ukrainian crisis and working towards peace.
While the meeting in Jeddah will be closed to the public, the forum will allow for an open exchange of views, facilitating productive discussions on the path forward for Ukraine and the role of the international community in supporting peace efforts. As the summit progresses, the global community eagerly anticipates positive outcomes and steps towards achieving lasting peace in the region.
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