President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign promise, the Democracy Summit, will be held for two days starting from the 9th of next month.
The United States invited 110 countries including Korea to the Summit on Democracy, but China did not invite Taiwan, attracting attention.
Reporter Won-bae Kim reports.
The Democracy Summit presided over by US President Joe Biden will be held in retrospect for two days starting on the 9th of next month.
The U.S. State Department has released on its website the 110 countries it has invited to the Democracy Summit.
The most eye-catching thing is that Taiwan was invited while China was not invited.
The United States and China, which are competing for world supremacy, are at war with each other over the Taiwan issue.
AFP reported that the United States’ invitation to Taiwan to the summit was a move prepared for strong anger from China.
The second eye-catching is the exclusion of Turkey.
Turkey, like the United States, is a member of NATO, that is, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but is excluded from the list of invitees.
A third point of interest is Brazil’s inclusion on the invitation list.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is known for being an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump and an authoritarian leader.
In Asia, Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia were included.
Among the Middle Eastern countries, only Israel and Iraq were invited, while Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Qatar, the traditional US allies, were excluded.
Poland, which has been in conflict with the European Union and the EU on human rights issues, was invited, but Hungary, which had a hardline nationalist line, was omitted.
Hosting the Democracy Summit was one of President Biden’s presidential campaign promises.
It is an event that aims to unite democracies around the world against authoritarian regimes.
Through this, President Biden’s vision is to mobilize allies and partners against the expansion of China and Russia, and to solidify America’s global leadership.
The U.S. Department of State emphasizes that it is focused on three themes: “Fighting Authoritarianism, Fighting Corruption, and Promoting Respect for Human Rights.”
This is YTN Kim Won-bae.
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