Peace formula: National security advisers discuss in Davos principles for lasting peace in Ukraine

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Press releases, 15.01.2024

On 14 January 2024, Switzerland and Ukraine will host the fourth national security advisers' (NSA) meeting in Davos within the framework of the Ukrainian peace formula. The aim of the conference, to be co-chaired by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis and the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, is to finalise the talks at the level of national security advisers on principles for a lasting and just peace in Ukraine. These principles should form the basis for the next stages of the peace process. Switzerland is making an important contribution to this through the conference in Davos.

Over 80 delegations will take part in the NSA meeting in Davos this coming Sunday. The focus will be on the peace formula that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy launched at the end of 2022. This formula comprises ten principles for lasting peace in Ukraine.

These principles were discussed in ten working groups at NSA level within the framework of the peace formula. Switzerland is involved in particular in the working groups on nuclear safety, food security and confirmation of the war's end. Following up on the first three NSA meetings in Copenhagen (25 June 2023), Jeddah (5/6 August 2023) and Malta (28 October 2023), the fourth meeting in Davos will see the results of the working groups presented and the next steps discussed. Mr Cassis and Mr Yermak will be the co-chairs of this event, at which the talks at the level of national security advisers are to be concluded and next steps discussed.

Switzerland welcomes the initiative as it does any endeavour that can serve as a basis for a negotiation process towards lasting peace. By hosting the fourth NSA meeting, which also includes panel discussions on food security and humanitarian aspects, Switzerland is underscoring the importance of dialogue in the search for a lasting and just peace in Ukraine.

The event in Davos complements the Confederation's other measures to assist the people affected by the war in Ukraine. These measures range from concrete action such as humanitarian aid and humanitarian demining to participation in the recovery process, which was launched with broad political support at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano in July 2022.

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