The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has convened a Summit of Leaders on Democracies in December, of which the White House has barely provided details on content or attendees, beyond saying that it will serve to defend democracy against authoritarianism.
The forum, which will be held virtually between December 9 and 10, is also called to promote respect for Human Rights and launch messages against corruption and it is called, in addition to members of governments, representatives of society civil and private sector.
Biden believes that “the challenge of our time is to demonstrate that democracies can improve the lives of citizens and address the main problems facing the world,” argues his office, which vindicates the work of the current Administration to ” revitalize “democracy in the United States.
The White House highlights in this area the vaccination of 70 percent of the population, the approval of the rescue plan or the progress made in key sectors such as infrastructure, but now aspires to “rebuild alliances with democratic partners” to face a more powerful front. large.
Washington, which has redoubled this type of message since the departure of Donald Trump from the Oval Office, hopes that December will not be the last of this type of summit, with a view to holding a second – already in person – in which the commitments made on the first appointment can be reviewed.