Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to address the Arab League summit on the 19th 스포츠토토(local time).
According to AFP , President Zelensky said in a speech at the Arab League summit that day, “Some Arab leaders are ignoring the horrors of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” Unfortunately, there are people around the world and among you who turn a blind eye to (Russia’s) illegal annexation.”
He then emphasized the Muslim damage caused by the invasion of Russia. “The Crimean Peninsula is the first case of suffering under Russian occupation, and most of those who are still exposed to oppression in Crimea are Muslims,” he said.
He thanked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for supporting Ukraine’s “territorial integration” and for “saving people from Russian prison cages.”
President Zelensky has recently toured overseas countries to obtain military material support necessary for a ‘counterattack’ and rally support. The visit to Saudi Arabia is also part of this ‘broad move’, and this is the first time that President Zelensky has visited the Middle East since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. President Zelensky said, “It is my first visit to Saudi Arabia to strengthen bilateral relations as well as relations with the Arab world.” “Saudi Arabia plays an important role. We are ready to elevate our relationship to a new level.”
On the 21st, President Zelensky will visit Hiroshima, Japan, and attend the G7 summit in person. At this meeting, he plans to ask Ukraine to assist in its fight against Russian aggression.
This Arab League summit is the stage for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s return to international diplomacy. President Al-Assad appeared at the summit meeting that day, being greeted by Crown Prince Bin Salman. The Arab League decided to return Syria to the federation at a meeting in Cairo, Egypt on the 7th, and the King of Saudi Arabia invited President Assad to the summit. Syria was expelled from the Arab League for President Assad’s crackdown on protests in 2011.