Guatemala City, Brenda Larios -AGN- President Alejandro Giammattei commented on the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine in his speech on August 23.
The President stated, “We are hopeful that peace will come to the people of Ukraine. This should be in our hearts, and we must make it happen.”
The President of Guatemala’s speech was delivered during his virtual participation in the Third International Summit of the Crimean Platform in Kyiv. The Summit is dedicated to Ukraine’s vision of the future of the temporarily occupied Crimea and security issues in the region of the Black Sea.
During his speech, the President called upon the international community to continue working together to achieve peace in Ukraine. He stated, “Guatemala calls on the international community to intensify efforts to seek a peaceful and lasting solution in this friendly and fraternal country, Ukraine.”
The President mentioned, “We must not remain indifferent to the suffering and instability we are witnessing. We must work together to restore peace and steadiness in the region, representing the world’s stability.”
He also stated that ensuring the respect of everyone´s human rights in Crimea and all regions of Ukraine, regardless of ethnicity or nationality, is a duty.
Reaffirming His Support
President Giammattei reiterated his government’s support for Ukraine and rejected the illegal annexation of Crimea and the incursion into the entire Ukrainian territory. He said that its integrity and sovereignty must be protected.
He mentioned, “ Dear Ukrainian brothers and sisters. You are not alone; be assured that we will continue to fight side by side for your homes and families for a peaceful future. It is a task for all those nations seeking a better world: a peaceful world where international and humanitarian law principles are respected and fully applied to everyone, without exception.”
To help promote world peace, President Alejandro Giammattei made a historic visit to Ukraine in 2022. There, he met with his counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. During that occasion, he said, “We visited Ukraine in July 2022 at the invitation of President Zelenski, he recalled. He also noted that a joint statement had been issued in Kyiv due to that work trip.”
The document expressed their rejection of Russia’s actions on Ukrainian territory and their commitment to promote peace. They also reaffirmed their support and dedication to strengthening friendly relations and cooperation.