Friday, February 3

The Ministry of Belarra asks the Foreign Ministry for 16 measures to promote a “peace agenda” in Ukraine

With the aim of promoting a Peace Agenda in Ukraine and guaranteeing a de-escalation of the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy, the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda has sent the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a proposal with sixteen measures, among which is to promote the withdrawal of the troops mobilized during the last days or avoiding warmongering language by the media, governments and parties involved in the conflict.

Minister Ione Belarra recalled the resolution signed by Spain in which she undertook “to promote peaceful, fair and inclusive societies that are free from fear and violence”. “There can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without sustainable development,” she has declared.

Belarra explained that “since the beginning of 2022 we have witnessed an escalation of tension” on Ukraine’s borders, due to “Russian troop movements, crossed declarations and NATO troop movements in Eastern Europe” and has warned of the threat to peace that this situation entails. “The conflict has entered a new and even more dangerous phase in which we run the risk that any incident could trigger a military conflict between nuclear powers.”

Faced with this confrontation and in order to avoid its intensification, the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda has sent the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (MAEC) 16 measures that seek to strengthen European efforts for peace and that , according to Belarra, “would have the support of a large social majority in our country”.

Among the provisions, it is worth mentioning, above all, promoting dialogue and reinforcing multilateral mechanisms (such as the Normandy Quartet, the OSCE or the UN) and diplomatic channels to resolve the conflict at the dialogue table and not by sending troops and threatening to sanctions.