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Pakistan will skip Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland

Only about 90 countries are attending the summit despite the invite to 160

Pakistan will skip the two-day Ukraine Peace Summit being held in Swit­zerland.

The conference will take place at the luxury Burgenstock resort near the central city of Luzern on June 15-16 and will be hosted by Swiss President Viola Amherd.

Pakis­tan turned down Swit­zerland’s invitation designed to gather international support for Ukraine’s vision of peace, detailed in Ukrai­nian President Zelensky’s ten-point peace formula, citing scheduling conflicts and other considerations.

As reported, despite the invite to 160 countries, only about 90 are attending, with notable absences including China, and several important countries from the Global South, which have shown unwillingness to join an anti-Russia forum and peace discussions in Moscow’s absence.

“Pakistan received an invitation from Swit­zerland for the Conference, which is being held from 15th to 16th of June. However, due to a host of factors, including scheduling challenges, Pakistan is not participating in this conference,” FO Spokes­person Mumtaz Zahra Baloch informed at the weekly media briefing.

“We reiterate our call for an immediate cessation of hostilities and stress the need for diplomacy and dialogue for an early negotiated end to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia,” the spokesperson added.

“Pakistan stands for universal and consistent application of UN Charter principles, including non-use or threat of use of force, respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states, pacific settlement of disputes, and equal security for all states,” FO Spokes­person Mumtaz Zahra Baloch maintained.

 

 

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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