Ukraine: Macron talks with the leaders of the South in favor of a negotiated peace

Emmanuel Macron spoke Friday at the Paris Peace Forum with politicians, who called for “negotiations” to end the war in Ukraine, the consequences of which are being felt around the world, according to the AFP.

French President Emmanuel MacronPhoto: Jacques Witt/Pool/Bestimage/Profimedia

“This war is triggering famine” in the “southern hemisphere” and therefore “is not a war of the countries of the North” but “of the countries of the South too”, declared Argentine President Alberto Fernandez during a debate with the French chef. of state.

He called for the opening of “negotiations to achieve peace”, assuring that Latin America will also be “seated at the table”.

“Ethics dictate that we ask for peace,” he insisted. “It is important to reaffirm the value of the word peace, even when one might think that it is naive to ask for peace”, because “there is nothing more revolutionary than to ask for peace”.

His Bissau-Guinean counterpart, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who currently chairs the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), lamented that “for the international community, the only thing on the agenda” is “the conflict between Ukraine and Russia”, while there are several wars in Africa.

However, “I feel that if there was a serious dialogue, the war could end very quickly,” he added.

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