This proposal was put forward by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon while participating in the UN Security Council debate on Ukraine in New York.
It comes days after Modi, who met with Putin on the sidelines of the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, told the Russian leader that “today’s era is not war.” The Indian Prime Minister’s remarks were welcomed by the Western world, including the United States, France and Britain.
“From its pacifist vocation, Mexico believes that the international community must now direct all its efforts towards achieving peace,” Casaubon said.
“In this regard, I would like to share with you the proposal of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to strengthen the mediation efforts of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, through the formation of a Committee for Dialogue and Peace in Ukraine with the participation of other heads of state and government, including, if possible, His Excellency Narendra Modi and His Holiness Pope Francis.”
He said the committee’s goal would be to create new mechanisms for dialogue and create more spaces for mediation to build confidence, reduce tensions and pave the way for a lasting peace.
Casaubon said the Mexican delegation will continue the necessary consultations to help ensure broad support for the mediation effort, led by the UN Secretary General, as well as the committee, “which we hope will continue to be formed with the support of UN member states.” that decides.”
“As the Secretary General said, the time has come to act and strive for peace. To agree to war is always to go to the abyss,” he said.
The Mexican foreign minister argued that peace could only be achieved through dialogue, diplomacy, and the creation of effective political channels.
“Indifference is unacceptable, just as it is unacceptable to lament that so far, in this case, the Security Council has failed to fulfill its primary responsibility,” he said.
“The reasons why this Council could become incapacitated are well known. We must correct them. The time has come to seriously consider the structural reforms needed to achieve this,” Casaubon added.