MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Moscow’s initiative to convene a UN Security Council Five summit remains on the table, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists Thursday.
The press secretary highlighted President Putin’s statements made during yesterday’s State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly regarding the "security equation" and the environment of a conflict-free coexistence.
"The President once again underscored the importance of the initiative [regarding the "Nuclear Five" summit], and the special responsibility that the nuclear powers have," Peskov noted.
He specified that Putin had previously outlined the main goals of the potential summit in an attempt to "spell out the current threats and the main approaches that would serve to guide the search for solutions and responses to the existing challenges."
"This is the formula," the spokesman said.
In his 17the annual address, Putin mentioned that Russia had urged its foreign partners to discuss the issues of global stability and develop a "security equation." According to the Putin, such negotiations may aim to create an atmosphere of a conflict-free coexistence, based on a "security equation that would encompass not only the traditional strategic weapons, ICBMs, heavy bombers and submarines, but all offensive and defensive systems, capable of carrying out strategic missions."
Putin expressed his hope that his initiative to convene a the UN Security Council Permanent Members’ Summit will be implemented as soon as the epidemiological situation would make it possible.