Mexico's president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said on Friday that Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard will propose a plan to create a ‘"Committee for Dialogue and Peace" to immediately seek a cessation of hostilities in Ukraine.
During a speech at the Independence Day military parade in Mexico City, López Obrador said the proposal seeks to achieve a truce of at least five years in favor of peace among all nations.
To be unveiled at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York, the plan would allow the time to be dedicated "to face the significant and severe economic and social problems that affect the peoples of the world," he said.
López Obrador criticized the sanctions on Russia and the "massive shipment" of weapons to Ukraine, calling them "actions that contributed to the ongoing confrontation, an additional dose of irrationality."
According to López Obrador, the proposal envisions Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Pope Francis, and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres serving as mediators in the committee. He said he hopes this will start direct talks between the leaders of Ukraine and Russia.