India's Commitment to Peace in Ukraine: Participation in the Summit on Peace in Switzerland

India's involvement in the Summit, along with its participation in preceding NSA/Political Director-level meetings based on Ukraine's Peace Formula, aligns with her steadfast commitment to fostering a lasting and peaceful resolution to the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.
Pic- Alja Zeera/Michael Buholzer/Pool via Reuters
Pic- Alja Zeera/Michael Buholzer/Pool via Reuters

New Delhi- Pavan Kapoor, Secretary (West) of the Ministry of External Affairs, represented India at the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, held in Burgenstock, Switzerland, on 15-16 June 2024.

The Indian delegation participated in both the Opening and Closing Plenary Sessions of the Summit. However, India chose not to endorse any communique or document emerging from the Summit.

India's involvement in the Summit, along with its participation in preceding NSA/Political Director-level meetings based on Ukraine's Peace Formula, aligns with her steadfast commitment to fostering a lasting and peaceful resolution to the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.

India remains firm in its belief that achieving such a resolution necessitates genuine and pragmatic engagement between the conflicting parties.

In this context, India will continue to engage with all stakeholders and both parties involved in the conflict. India's objective is to contribute earnestly to efforts aimed at establishing early and enduring peace.

In a final communique issued at the end of a major two-day diplomatic summit in Switzerland on Sunday, the vast majority of countries represented also backed a call for the full exchange of captured soldiers and the return of deported Ukrainian children.

More than 90 countries had gathered in the Swiss resort of Burgenstock for the summit, dedicated to discussing Kyiv’s proposals for a route out of the conflict.

Moscow was not invited and has rejected the summit as “absurd” and pointless.

Kyiv had worked hard to secure attendance from countries that maintain warm relations with Russia.

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