WorldThe Kremlin: Biden's call for a summit on democracy is an attempt to divide countries

The Kremlin: Biden’s call for a summit on democracy is an attempt to divide countries

The Kremlin considered Wednesday that US President Joe Biden’s summit on democracy, to which neither Russia nor China invited, aims to “divide” countries.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a press conference that “the United States prefers to create new dividing lines, dividing countries between those that are good, in its opinion, and those that are bad.”

And the US President, Joe Biden, invited the leaders of about 110 countries to participate in a virtual summit on democracy that he intends to organize next December.

Biden did not invite to this summit, which will be held on the ninth and tenth of next December, China, the main rival of the United States, unlike what he did with Taiwan, in a move that would anger Beijing.

In addition to the Western allies of the United States, the list included especially countries such as India and Pakistan, but in return it was absent from Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

By contrast, Biden invited Brazil to the summit, even though the giant Latin American country is led by a controversial hard-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

From Europe, the list of invited countries included Poland, which the European Union accuses of not respecting the rule of law, but in return it was devoid of Hungary, which is led by a controversial Prime Minister, Viktor Orban.

As for the brown continent, the list of invited countries included South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Niger.

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