Saudi Arabia Organizes Peace Talks in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia is organizing meetings in Jeddah to promote peace in Ukraine. The meeting is scheduled, according to the WSJ, for August 5 and 6. Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s prime minister and heir to the throne of the Saudi monarchy, has always declared himself equidistant in the dispute, and now he would like to succeed where everyone else has failed so far, namely to promote peace between Russia and Ukraine. According to information, the heads of state of several countries were invited.

Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, explained as quoted by CNN, “We are preparing the upcoming meeting – soon to be held in Saudi Arabia – of advisers to the heads of state on the implementation of the peace formula proposed by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.”

It has not yet been specified who will actually be present at these talks, but it looks like the United Kingdom and the European Union will definitely be present. “According to our information, about 40 countries have been invited, and we can confirm that high EU officials will also participate,” explained Nabila Massrali, EU spokeswoman, according to Ansa. “The EU supports the key principles and objectives of the Ukraine Peace Proposal, and any initiative for a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in Ukraine must be based on full respect for its independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity,” reiterated Massrali. Among the participants are also Brazil, India, and South Africa, while Russia will probably not participate.