Kamala Harris will travel to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference

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The Vice President will represent the United States for the second time at this event. His agenda will have as a priority promoting support for Ukraine and the defense of transatlantic unity

Kamala Harris will travel to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference

Kamala Harris will travel to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

US Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Germany next Thursday to attend the Munich Security Conference, where world leaders and authorities on defense and security issues meet annually.

During his time at the conference, Harris will make it a priority to promote support for the Ukrainian government< /b>, as well as “transatlantic unity”, wrote the White House.

The vice president, who represents the US for the second time in this meeting world, in turn will meet with leaders of other countriesto continue the “diplomatic efforts on the war in Ukraine” and other regional and global issues, stressed the Executive's statement.

And it is that the meeting, which will take place in the German city from February 17 to 19, it will be held on the eve of the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Kamala Harris will travel to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference

The vice president of the United States will speak in support of the Ukrainian government in the midst of the Russian invasion. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

During the last edition of the conference, which took place in February 2022 in Bavaria, the tense situation in Ukraine was at the center of discussions among the politicians, experts and military figures who participated in the meeting.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen; the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres; the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, and the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, were among the guests at the latest edition. p>

The Munich Conference is an informal discussion platform focused on classic Defense security issues and has recently opened up to parallel issues such as the climate crisis, food security risks or, on this occasion, problems related to the pandemic.< /p>

The meeting has been held annually since its creation in 1963.

Tests in Germany

Germany collected “hundreds” of evidence that war crimes were committed in Ukraine, its attorney general said in an interview published this Sunday, calling for the creation of an international mechanism to try those responsible.

“At this moment we are focusing on the mass killings in Bucha and in attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine,” prosecutor Peter Frank told Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

A large part of the evidence was collected through interviews with Ukrainian refugees.

Kamala Harris will travel to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference

Germany collected hundreds of evidence that war crimes were committed in Ukraine. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

The objective is to “prepare a possible subsequent judicial process, either in Germany, with our foreign partners or before an international court,” he declared. Frank.

The prosecutor's office has already used the principle of universal justice to try Syrians for wartime atrocities in this Middle Eastern country.

This principle allows certain serious crimes to be prosecuted regardless of where they were committed.

In Germany, however, prosecution of suspected war criminals is only possible if they are in the country, Frank said.

His office began collecting information in March 2022, shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24 of this year.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called in January for a court to be set up to circumvent the fact that the International Criminal Court cannot prosecute Russia for possible war crimes.

(With information from EFE)

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