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Hungarian Minister Szijjártó Questions Summit on Peace for Ukraine Due to Russia’s Absence

Hungary is hesitant to participate in the Summit on Peace for Ukraine, which will be held in June in Switzerland since Russia won’t be there.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó, in an interview with the pro-government Belarusian television channel ONT, expressed his doubts about Hungary’s participation in the Summit on Peace for Ukraine.

“We respect Switzerland’s efforts to promote peace. We deeply respect their position. However, the question remains: does a peace conference make sense if warring parties are not present? So if not all parties are represented, I believe it’s reasonable question whether the entire conference makes sense in terms of the ultimate purpose, which is the promotion of peace,” Szijjártó said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated at a press conference on June 3 that the Summit on Peace for Ukraine is setting a precedent for convening the meeting not on the terms of the aggressor country but on the terms of the UN Charter.

As of now, 107 countries and organizations have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Summit on Peace for Ukraine on June 15-16, 2024, in Bürgenstock, near the Swiss city of Lucerne.

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