The Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenskihighlighted that the presence this weekend of representatives of 65 countries at the third meeting on its ten-point peace plan, being held in Malta, shows that it is “going global”.
“Today is the first day of the summit in Malta: a meeting of advisers and diplomatic representatives on our peace formula, which is gradually, step by step, becoming global,” Zelensky said in a videoconference speech to participants in the meeting in La Veleta and which he broadcast on his Telegram channel and on the website of the Ukrainian presidency.
And he added: “66 countries are represented at the summit and it is a good result. All continents are represented (…) And there is potential to expand the representation of states.” The presence of more than 60 countries at the third meeting on the Ukraine peace plan shows “growing support” for the ten-point peace formula presented by Zelensky, despite the absence of Russia or China at the meeting in La Veleta, a European source has said.
The first round of talks, held in Copenhagen last June, had only 15 participants, a number that increased to 43 in the second round, held in Jeddah in August.
This two-day meeting in La Veleta provides an opportunity for greater exchanges between Ukraine, the so-called “Global South”, the G7 and the EU Member States on the Ukrainian peace formula and issues related to supporting and building a just peace in Europe, added the European source, who also reported on a possible peace summit in the future, with no date yet set.