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Malta Hosts the III Ukraine Peace Forum

The third international Ukraine meeting for a potential future peace summit to end the Russian aggression commenced in Malta on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Top diplomats and national security advisors from numerous countries are participating in the conference this weekend. Russia has not been invited.

III Peace Conference Ukraine War - Short Answer for Quick Readers

  • In October 2023, Malta is hosting the third international Ukraine meeting for a potential later peace summit on the Russian war against Ukraine.
  • Top diplomats and national security advisors from nearly 65 countries are gathering for the conference.
  • The Zelensky Formula is a main topic of the peace summit.
  • Russia, as the aggressor, is not invited, and China is not participating.
  • Malta is considered a neutral country and serves as a bridge for peace at the conference.

The peace summit kicks off in Valletta at a sunny 28 degrees Celsius.

High-ranking officials and advisors, as well as politicians from around 65 countries, are meeting for two days at The Phoenicia Hotel, a five-star establishment. In the hotel’s ballroom, under the usual sunny Maltese weather, participants discuss President Zelensky’s peace plan. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed at The Phoenicia Hotel 70 years ago.

Kyiv's Presidential Office Sees Growing Support for Ukraine

Andrij Yermak, the head of the Presidential Office in Kyiv, welcomes the growing international support for the Ukrainian peace formula. The 3rd international peace summit in Malta sees significantly more countries participating than the summer meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. However, it is not the heads of state who are attending but their national security and foreign policy advisors. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be seeking support for the peace plan during the two days of negotiations until Sunday.

Airportbuilding Malta Luqa
Malta's airport in the morning awaiting delegations travelling from all over the world

More Time for Peace Talks Due to Daylight Saving Time

It’s a fortunate coincidence that the peace summit is not taking place in Greenland. Thanks to the switch to daylight saving time, there is an extra hour available compared to Greenland on October 29, 2023.

The 10-Point “Peace Formula” Includes Discussions on:

  • Energy
  • Ukrainian children abducted by Russia
  • Food
  • Nuclear safety
  • Humanitarian issues
  • Restoration of Ukrainian borders
  • Return of prisoners

Russia is not invited and China has chosen not to participate. China’s absence on the Mediterranean island is regrettable as China could have a significant influence on the Kremlin.

Ukrainian President Zelensky sees this type of conference as an opportunity to also discuss with countries from the southern hemisphere. Some countries from Africa and South America could become future BRICS states, currently consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

What Does Zelensky's 10-Point Peace Plan Include?

  1. Radiation protection and nuclear safety focusing on restoring security around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia.
  2. Food security, including the protection and assurance of Ukraine’s grain exports to the world’s poorest countries.
  3. Energy security, focusing on price caps for Russian energy resources and support for Ukraine in restoring its electricity infrastructure, half of which was damaged by Russian attacks.
  4. Release of all prisoners and deportees, including prisoners of war and deported children.
  5. Restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and confirmation by Russia in accordance with the UN Charter.
  6. Withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities, restoration of Ukraine’s state borders with Russia.
  7. Justice, including the establishment of a special tribunal for prosecuting Russian war crimes.
  8. Prevention of ecocide, emphasizing environmental protection, mine clearance, and the restoration of water treatment facilities.
  9. Prevention of an escalation of the conflict and the construction of a security architecture in the Euro-Atlantic area, and guarantees for Ukraine.
  10. Confirmation of the end of the war, including a document signed by the involved parties.

What is Malta's Role in the Conference?

Malta is neutral and does not participate in wars. The beautiful Mediterranean country strengthens its role as an effective and credible peace broker. However, Prime Minister Abela said at the peace meeting in Valletta: “I stand with Ukraine.”

“Despite being a neutral country, we cannot not condemn the injustices, atrocities, and abuse of power in the region.”

Malta is represented at the conference by Foreign Minister Ian Borg and the Prime Minister’s Secretary General, Glenn Micallef. The variety of countries shows the world’s overwhelming interest in a lasting or sustainable peace. Main supporters of Ukraine include the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and the European Union. The fourth Ukraine summit will take place in Switzerland, Davos, Bern…

Der mächtige Eingang mit drei Torbogen und darüber der Hotelname Hotel Phoenica
Security experts meet at the 5-star Hotel Phoenicia in front of Valleta's city gate.

FAQs – Do You Have Questions? We Have the Answers!

Malta is neutral and has no army. This does not mean Malta is indifferent to what happens in the world. Malta commits to Ukraine.

Malta is the third country to host a peace summit. The first meeting took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the summer. Another summit followed in August in Saudi Arabia. The next summit is planned for 2024 at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland).

After the advisors land at Malta’s airport in Luqa, the negotiations will be held at the five-star hotel in Valletta, The Phoenicia.

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