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Biden to hold summit of “leaders for democracy”

Source : 112 Ukraine

The virtual conference is planned for December 9-10
09:02, 12 August 2021

Joe Biden
Associated Press

U.S. President Joe Biden will invite leaders of the state and civil society to the international virtual summit of “leaders for democracy” as the White House reported.

The summit is planned for December 9-10. It is supposed that the representatives of state, civil society, philanthropy, and the private sector will participate in the meeting. The main topics of the summit are defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights. 

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It is yet unknown which countries have been invited. The planned conference can become the alternative to the G20 summit in which the most powerful economic countries of the world participate regardless the form of rule, particularly, the authoritarian countries such as China and Saudi Arabia.

The White House noted that “the challenge of our time is to demonstrate that democracies can deliver by improving the lives of their own people and by addressing the greatest problems facing the wider world”. It is planed to invite world leaders to gather once more to showcase progress made against their commitments. 

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The U.S. expects the visit of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington on August 30. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak arrived in the U.S. to prepare for the upcoming visit of Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States.

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