Ukraine has invited Cambodia to play a role in the implementation of its Peace Formula initiative and to participate in June’s Global Peace Conference, set to be held in Switzerland.

The call was made during a videoconference call between Ruslan Stefanchuk, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the parliament of Ukraine, and Cambodian Senate president Hun Sen on May 28.

Via social media, Stefanchuk said on May 28 that the main focus of attention is Ukraine’s Peace Formula, adding that “This initiative remains the only realistic and comprehensive plan to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity and ensure security and justice for the entire international community.”

“[I] called on Cambodia to join the implementation of the Peace Formula and participate in the Global Peace Summit at the highest level,” he added.

Ukraine's Peace Formula is a diplomatic initiative and platform that it brought before the international community in an effort to bring the Russian-Ukrainian War to a fair end.

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented the Group of Seven (G7) leaders with a “peace formula” in 2022, aimed at countering the Russian threat.

The ten-point peace plan includes radiation and nuclear safety, food security, energy security, the release of all prisoners and deportees, UN Charter implementation and Ukraine’s territorial integrity and the world order restoration, Russian troop withdrawal and hostility cessation, justice, environment immediate protection, escalation prevention, and the end of the war confirmation. 

Hun Sen reiterated Cambodia’s commitment to supporting peace restoration efforts in Ukraine, stressing that the Kingdom attaches “great importance” to peace.

He made the remarks in a May 2 thank you letter to Stefanchuk, who congratulated him on his election as Senate president in early April.

“As a post-conflict country, Cambodia attaches great importance to peace, stability, and the promotion of dialogue to resolve conflicts and differences,” Hun Sen said in the letter, circulated on May 3.

He noted that the Kingdom respects international law, including the principles enshrined in the UN charter, and upholds the rules-based international order by strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

“Cambodia remains committed to supporting efforts aimed at restoring peace in Ukraine,” he said.

He added that he was looking forward to working with Stefanchuk to enhance cooperation between the two legislative bodies for the mutual interests of the two nations.