Putin calls for immediate ceasefire and two-state solution
The Kremlin announced on the 20th that Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech at the BRICS emergency virtual summit on the Israel-Palestine war on the 21st (local time).
According to the TASS news agency, the Kremlin said, “President Putin will participate in the extraordinary BRICS summit (in video format) on the 21st to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli war.”
President Putin supports an immediate ceasefire and a “two-state solution.” The two-state solution was resolved by the UN Security Council in 1967 before the Third Middle East War to establish an independent Palestinian state within its borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
This meeting was convened urgently by South Africa, the current BRICS chair country, in relation to the situation in the Middle East, where tensions have increased due to the Israel-Palestine war. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said, “We will discuss intensively the situation in the Gaza Strip.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also scheduled to attend and deliver a speech at this meeting.
The meeting will include existing BRICS members Brazil (B), Russia (R), India (I), China (C), and South Africa (S), as well as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Ethiopia, which will become official members as of January 1 next year. , Argentina, and the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will attend.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also decided to join.
The meeting begins at 2pm on the 21st (9pm Korean time). A joint statement will also be adopted.
The South African President’s Office said, “Part of the proceedings of the meeting will be released to the media. President Ramaphosa will make an opening speech, and each member state and invited country will issue a statement on the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and adopt a joint statement on the situation in the Middle East.” “He said.
President Putin is also scheduled to attend the G20 virtual summit hosted by India on the 22nd.
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