U.S invites South Korea to virtual conference on democracy next month

Seoul: The United States has invited South Korea to a virtual conference on democracy next month, which is anticipated to draw over 100 international leaders, according to Seoul authorities.

According to sources, US President Joe Biden is planning to organise a session on democracy on December 9 and 10 to address challenges to democracies and human rights, which is largely considered as part of attempts to offset China's growing aggressiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. According to officials, The Foreign Ministry received the invitation earlier this week and has been preparing for President Moon Jae-in's attendance, officials said.

"We are looking into it based on President Moon Jae-in's participation in the virtual summit," a Ministry official said. "South Korea and the United States have been in close contact on this issue and will continue to coordinate." According to a provisional list revealed by the United states media, China and Russia were not invited to the gathering, while its Asian allies, including South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, were included on the list.


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