“Sit will be a continuation of discussions that have been going on for months” between the United States and allies, on the one hand, and the Ukrainian government, on the other, White House spokesman John Kirby said in a telephone press conference with journalists. .
According to Kirby, the intention of the meeting, which has been criticized by Russia as an attempt to create a coalition against the country, is to draw up a roadmap to “advance” and support Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s plan to a “just peace”.
The spokesperson for the White House stated that he does not expect “tangible results” from the meeting, in which European countries and other powers, such as Brazil and India, will participate.
In July, Ukraine confirmed the start of talks in Jeddah, scheduled for the 5th and 6th of this month, and explained that their objective will be to try to restore peace in the European country.
The meeting, which will be attended by the White House national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, will be a follow-up to the one that took place in Copenhagen, in June, in which Turkey and South Africa also participated, according to the daily nova- Yorker The Wall Street Journal.
The choice of the Saudi city of Jeddah, according to Western diplomats, would aim to encourage China to participate in the meeting, since Beijing maintains good relations with Riyadh.
The government of Vladimir Putin has rejected the Ukrainian plan, which provides for the withdrawal of Russian troops, saying it is an attempt by Kyiv to “monopolize the right to present peace initiatives”.
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