Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili will participate in a virtual Summit for Democracy organised by US President Joe Biden on December 9-10, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced earlier today.
The Georgian government administration confirmed Garibashvili’s participation in the event earlier this month, however, Garibashvili stated today that Zurabishvili also received the invitation, and therefore ‘per our decision, the president will take part in the Summit for Democracy on behalf of our country.’
The summit will unite government officials, civil society members, and private sector representatives ‘to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.’
World leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing democracies at the summit.
The US Department of State says that leaders will be encouraged to report on specific actions and commitments to meaningful internal reforms and international initiatives foreseen by the summit.
A total of 111 countries' leaders are invited to the summit.