Joe Biden left Cuban government outside the world summit of democracy Scheduled to actually take place with the help of more than 100 countriesSuch as Also excluded were Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Bolivia in Latin America, Russia and China, among other things.
From Latin America, President we It invited Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the summit will be held on December 9-10 and will serve as A platform for leaders to announce individual and collective commitments, reforms and initiatives to defend democracy and human rights at home and abroad.Associated Press quotes.
According to a US State Department source, he spoke with Argentine newspaper ClarionAnd “The purpose of the guest list was to ensure that the summit reflected a diverse list of democracies. We include a wide spectrum of opinions, with the clear realization that no democracy is perfect. We want to commit ourselves, promote positive change, and learn from shared experiences.”
globally, The US government even ignored Russia and China, but invited Taiwan, prompting anger from Beijing.
According to an AFP report, the Chinese government has expressed its “strong opposition” to this invitation to the island, which it considers one of its provinces, although it does not control its political system.
“Through this summit, Taiwan can share with us its democratic success story,” Taiwan presidential spokesman Xavier Chang said in a statement.
but China expressed its “strong opposition to this US invitation addressed to the Taiwan authorities.”According to the press, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, who stressed that Taiwan is “an inalienable part of the Chinese territory.”
on your side, Russia also criticized the US initiative, accusing it of sowing seeds of division.
“The United States prefers to create new dividing lines that divide countries into good according to its opinion and bad according to its opinion,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared.
Among the invitees to the virtual summit are allies of Washington, such as India and Pakistan, although Turkey, Washington’s ally in NATO, also did not appear among the participants.
Middle eastwhere absolute monarchies and other undemocratic regimes abound, Only Israel and Iraq were invited to this meeting, while traditional Arab allies of the United States, such as Egypt, were invited, not cited.
“We will continue to collaborate with Summit participants and other governments around the world to address democratic backsliding, promote respect for human rights, and defend ourselves against corruption at home and abroad, whether the work is done within or outside the framework of the Summit,” the State Department source added. who spoke with him Clarion.
The failure to invite the regimes of Nicolás Maduro, Miguel Diaz-Canel and Daniel Ortega is not surprising, as Washington called these regimes dictatorships, denounced human rights violations and imposed various economic sanctions.
“The exclusion of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba is simply an affirmation of what we all know to be true: these countries are undemocratic, authoritarian and oppressive towards their own people. “Including them at the top of democracies would be a mockery of democratic principles,” he added. Clarion Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin America Program.