US invites Taiwan to talkfest on democracy
TAIPEI - US President Joe Biden has issued an invitation to Taiwan to participate in the Summit for Democracy, a virtual event to take place on December 9 to 10. The event will brings together leaders of government, civil society and the private sector from more than 100 countries and territories to discuss issues such as resisting authoritarianism, fighting corruption and promoting human rights.
Taiwan is to be represented by Hsiao Bi-khim, head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S., and Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio.
According to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the invitation is in recognition of Taiwan's long-standing efforts to promote freedom, democracy and human rights.
"Taiwan is a front-line state standing firm in the face of rising authoritarianism, MOFA said. firstname.lastname@example.org (ATI)