Emmanuel Macron estimated that put a French plane at the disposal of the Ukrainian leader to take it first to the Arab League summit, then to the G7 in Japan, was the way for France to contribute to “building peace” by seeking solutions. For the Head of State, the visit of the Ukrainian President to Jeddah on Friday allowed him “to have very clear support from Saudi Arabia and several powers in the region”, “which is a real turning”.
Besides, at the G7 of Hiroshima, Volodymyr Zelensky was also able to “express himself before several powers of the world which sometimes are only exposed to a single speech”, added Emmanuel Macron, referring to non-aligned countries such as Brazil and the United States. India, guests of the summit, which are part of the group of emerging countries with Russia.
Giving President Zelensky the opportunity to make the case for Ukraine and get clear international support at the Arab League Summit in Jeddah and at the Hiroshima G7. It’s a helpful step towards peace and avoiding world divisions.
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—Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 21, 2023
“It avoids a partition of the world between those who clearly support Ukraine and those who say they support peace but without us sometimes knowing what that means behind it,” he insisted.
If, during this summit, the Ukrainian president was able to obtain new promises of military equipment, he also received a “unwavering” diplomatic support of the G7 countries.
In addition, Zelensky was able to speak with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who promised him that India would do “everything possible” to settle the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. India will thus participate “in the restoration of the rules-based international order which all free nations clearly need”, said the Ukrainian leader, who is also seeking support for a ten-year peace plan. points, focused on the demand for Russia’s withdrawal from Ukrainian territory.
Volodymyr Zelensky is also due to meet Brazilian President Lula today, who has so far been very reluctant to condemn the Russian invasion: he said last month that the United States should stop “encouraging war”. in Ukraine.