Today, US President Joseph Biden will host the virtual Summit for Democracy, to which he invited more than 100 countries, and one of the participants will be the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić.
The main topics of the two-day summit will be strengthening democracies, defending against authoritarianism, solving the problem of corruption and promoting human rights, the Voice of America reported.
The summit is part of Biden’s pre-election promise to strengthen democracies around the world at a time when autocratic governments are strengthening, the text adds.
The Biden administration says leaders will be encouraged to announce certain actions and a commitment to significant internal reforms.
“If you look at the agenda, it’s really abstract,” said Stacy Goddard, a professor of political science at Wellesley College.
She added that she would like to see a more practical approach.
The summit will be attended by 111 world leaders.
The Voice of America adds that the list of participants raised the question why some countries were invited and some were not.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has a score of 53 on the Freedom House index, has not been invited, while the so-called Kosovo, which has a score of 54, has been invited, as have nine Balkan countries.
Pakistan, which has a score of 37, is on the list, and Sri Lanka with a score of 56 is not.
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