Le Pen calls for Ukraine peace conference in France
Far-right French leader Marine Le Pen claims that France was uniquely positioned to settle the Ukraine crisis.
On the one-year anniversary of the start of the Ukraine war, French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen suggested in a letter that her country should host a peace conference between Ukraine and Russia.
"On the occasion of this tragic anniversary, France should initiate a peace conference that would give the prospect of a peaceful and speedy end of the conflict to the warring sides, their unfortunate populations, and the world," Le Pen said in an open letter.
Le Pen claimed that France was uniquely positioned to arbitrate the issue, denouncing other foreign leaders for engaging in "irresponsible" bellicose statements that, rather than calming tensions, increased the likelihood of a wider flare-up in Europe and around the world.
"It is often more difficult to make peace than to let yourself be carried away by a string of events, bloc mentality and unchecked emotion. It is a quality of great powers to know how to rise above it and look calmly for diplomatic solutions," the letter read.
Le Pen's remarks come shortly after French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed that both countries share a common objective to push toward the end of the war in Ukraine, as per Macron's office.
It is worth noting that Wang said that Chinese President Xi Jinping would by the end of this month present a "peace proposal" that would outline Beijing's position on the war in Ukraine.
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