The US invited 110 countries and territories to the upcoming “Summit for Democracy” in December this year, but did not include countries such as Russia and China, which follows from the list published on the official website of the US State Department.
At the same time, Taiwan is among the invited countries, which, according to the official position of the PRC, is one of their Chinese provinces. The US also invited representatives of Kosovo and Serbia, which does not recognize its independence, at the same time.
As specified, only Hungary is missing from the EU countries in the list. In addition, according to the document, Turkey, the US-NATO ally, was not invited to the summit, and the only invited countries of the Middle East are Israel and Iraq.
It is planned that this year’s summit will be held in the form of a videoconference from December 9 to 10. As stated, it will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by democracies and “will provide leaders with a platform to announce both individual and collective commitments, reforms and initiatives to protect democracy and human rights at home and abroad.”
As for Russia, the country’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, earlier assumed that Russia will not be invited and said that the summit organized by the US is aimed at “dividing people, countries into democratic and undemocratic ones.”
“This is due to the fact that the Americans want to provide themselves with extras as much as possible, to show the mass character of their movement, headed by Washington. It will be fun to see who exactly was invited and in what position,” the Minister said.
The diplomat is sure that the US and the invited countries are “the sovereign and his vassals.” Lavrov drew attention to the fact that the “collective West” usually invites “obedient” countries to its events, which are needed “for extras and create the appearance of a broader than purely Western process,” although real “decisions are made in a narrow circle.”
As the Minister stressed, the line pursued by the West is aimed at inhibiting the objective processes of the formation of a polycentric world. In this regard, discussions on topical issues are taken out of the framework of universal organizations.