Mexico proposes to create a “committee on dialogue and peace” in the UN in Ukraine
The Mexican delegation to the UN will hold consultations with UN member countries on the initiative proposed by the Mexican president to create a “committee for dialogue and peace” in Ukraine.
According to an Ukrinform correspondent, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said this at a meeting of the UN Security Council at a ministerial level to combat impunity in connection with the Russian war in Ukraine.
“The delegation of Mexico will hold the necessary consultations so that impartial conscientious participants can contribute to the mediation efforts of the UN Secretary General and the work of such a committee. We hope that this idea will be supported by UN member countries,” he said.
According to the minister, this initiative of the President of Mexico to create a “committee for dialogue and peace” in Ukraine is designed to “strengthen the mediation efforts of Secretary General Antoin Guterres.” It is proposed that the “committee” include heads of state and government, as well as Pope Francis.
As Ukrinform reported, on September 16, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador said that Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at a meeting of the UN General Assembly will propose a plan to create a “committee on dialogue and peace” for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Ukraine. According to him, the initiative will be aimed at achieving a truce for at least five years “for the sake of peace among all nations.”
Obrador also criticized anti-Russian sanctions and “massive deliveries” of weapons to Ukraine, calling them “actions that contributed to a long confrontation, an additional portion of irrationality.”
Adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak reacted to the initiative of the President of Mexico, noting that this plan is beneficial only for Russia, since it will give it time to restore reserves before a new offensive.