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President Luis Abinader has received an invitation from US President Joe Biden to attend the first of two Summits for Democracy. The first will be a virtual summit set for 9-10 December 2021. The invitation is dated 9 November 2021 and was sent by the US Embassy to the Presidency through the Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic on 16 November 2021.

The virtual summit will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.

The virtual summit is expected to galvanize commitments and initiatives across three principal themes: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights.

The virtual summit will be followed up in roughly a...

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