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Biden invites 110 countries for summit on democracy; Taiwan invited, China excluded

Joe Biden has invited 110 countries to a virtual summit on democracy. The list of invitees includes Taiwan.  

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: November 24, 2021 12:13 IST
Joe Biden meets virtually with Xi Jinping from the
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Joe Biden meets virtually with Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Nov 15.

US President Joe Biden has invited 110 countries to a virtual summit on democracy on December 9 and 10. According to a list posted on the State Department's website, the invitation has not been extended to China, Turkey and Russia. Notably, Turkey is a member of NATO.

This list, however, figures Taiwan --  a decision likely to irk China amid the worsening ties between the two permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

Other major countries that have been invited to the summit are major allies of the US. From the South Asian region, India and Pakistan have been invited to the summit. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have not been invited.

Among the countries of the Middle East, only Israel and Iraq have been to the President's conference. Traditional Arab allies of the US -- Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, are not invited.

The theme of the summit is to galvanize commitments and initiatives across three principal themes: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights.

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