International consultations on the key principles of peace for Ukraine took place at a summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Office of the President of Ukraine has reported that this is the second meeting after the launch of the relevant format in Copenhagen in June. It envisages meetings of representatives of the world’s leading countries, where the principles of a sustainable and just peace for Ukraine are discussed.
On behalf of President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian delegation to Jeddah was headed by Andriy Yermak, head of the Presidential Office.
“We had very productive consultations on the key principles on which a just and lasting peace should be built. We had an extremely honest and open conversation, during which representatives of each country were able to voice their position and vision. There were different views, but all the participants demonstrated their countries’ commitment to the principles of the UN Charter, international law, and respect for the sovereignty and inviolability of the territorial integrity of states. And it is on these principles that President Zelensky’s Peace Formula is built, which we talked about in detail,” the official said.
In total, more than 40 states were represented in Jeddah, which is almost three times more than at the Copenhagen consultations.
The summit was attended by China, India, Brazil, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Argentina, Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of South Africa, and others.
“This indicates the world’s great interest in establishing a sustainable and lasting peace,” added the President’s Office.
The parties agreed to continue working at various representative levels to establish a just and comprehensive peace.
It is noteworthy that China did not take part in the previous round of talks in Copenhagen, but this time it was represented by Special Envoy for Eurasian Affairs Li Hui
The Al Jazeera TV channel reminds that “the Kremlin keeps an eye on the meeting.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier this week that Russia would “need to understand what goals are set and what will be discussed.”
At the same time, The New York Times calls the summit in Saudi Arabia a renewed push for Ukraine on the way to a broader campaign in the months ahead “to build the diplomatic muscle to isolate and weaken Russia.”
Among the Russian officials, Deputy Head of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev commented on the conference in Saudi Arabia in his usual style. He dreamed that the civilised world would take into account the opinion of the terrorist state of Russia. He also stated that Ukraine had allegedly never existed before 1991, the Ukrainian state was “in the stage of half-life,” and no negotiations and peace plans were needed.