The Summit for Democracy, hosted by Biden, starts tomorrow

The summit for democracy, an initiative of the President of the USA, Joseph Biden, which will gather the leaders of more than 100 countries, will be held in the next two days.

The online summit will bring together leaders of states and representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector.

Serbia will be represented by President Aleksandar Vucic.

The meeting will be opened by Biden, at 14.00 Central European Time, followed by two plenary sessions, closed to the public, in which the leaders of the countries will participate.

The first session will be hosted by Biden, and the second by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Layen.

Pre-recorded statements by the leaders of the countries will be broadcast during and after these sessions.

After the two plenary sessions closed to the public, panels and speeches by the participants will follow. Among others, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Slovak and Moldovan presidents Zuzana Chaputova and Maya Sandu, Romanian and Ghanaian presidents Klaus Johannes and Nana Akufo-Ado, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will speak.

The first day of the summit will be closed by US Vice President Kamala Harris, and the second day of the meeting will be opened by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, at 12:00 Central European Time.

Among others, the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Anderson, the Presidents of Lithuania and Latvia, Gitanas Nauseda and Egils Levits, and the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovska will speak on the second day of the summit. Biden will close the meeting.

Discussions open to the public can be followed at

Serbia and Kosovo were subsequently invited to the summit, after the media announced that their leaders would not be among the participants.

Of the Western Balkan six, only Bosnia and Herzegovina was not invited to the summit.

The summit participants will work on the agenda for the restoration of democracy in the world and discuss ways to deal with the greatest threats to democracy, the State Department stated.

The summit will also serve as a platform for announcing new commitments, reforms and initiatives.

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