Biden invited Luis Abinader to a virtual summit on democracy

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, invited his Dominican counterpart Luis Abinader to the Virtual Summit for Democracy on December 9 and 10 of this year.

According to a statement from the Presidency of the Republic, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss measures that strengthen democracy and protect it from authoritarianism.

The communication, translated into Spanish, dated November 9, 2021, was sent by the United States Embassy through the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on November 16.

“On behalf of the American people, I send my best wishes to you, and to the people of the Dominican Republic. We acknowledge and appreciate your cooperation in the building democratic and respectful societies of human rights that allow all citizens to prosper, “Biden told Abinader.

He added in the letter that at a time of great challenges and enormous opportunities, it is more important than ever for democracies to demonstrate that they can meet the needs of their peoples.

“For this reason, I have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the Virtual Summit for Democracy on December 9 and 10, 2021,” said the US president in his letter.

He also indicated that he is inviting presidents and heads of government to the meeting, as well as other government leaders and the voices of the business and non-governmental communities to join his initiative in adopting measures to strengthen democracy and defend yourself from authoritarianism.

They also seek fight corruption and promote and respect for human rights.

“We look forward to sharing more details shortly and hearing your ideas on how we can foster a more democratic, equitable, inclusive and sustainable world.

Biden said that as a country constantly striving to create a more just and equitable society, the United States will host the Summit for Democracy with humility and in a spirit of mutual learning.

Together we will embark on the work necessary to shape a prosperous and peaceful future built on respect for the rights and aspirations of all people. I look forward to welcoming you and joining you in this effort, ”concluded Biden.


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