Joe Biden excludes Mnangagwa From Historic Democracy Summit

US President Joe Biden has invited 100 heads of states from throughout the globe for a digital two-day roundtable Democracy Summit except for Zimbabwe in December.

This comes after Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed to his supporters on his return from the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow he had discussions with Biden who promised to look into sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

Mnangagwa received a lot of criticism as there was no proof of meeting between him and Biden.

While the general public diplomacy part of US Foreign Affairs stated it might not touch upon how every nation was chosen, it added the summit could be a chance “for world leaders to listen to one another and to their citizens, share successes, drive international collaboration, and speak honestly about the challenges facing democracy so as to collectively strengthen the foundation for democratic renewal”.

“The December 9 to 10 Virtual Summit for Democracy will bring together leaders from a diverse group of the world’s democracies. In roughly a year’s time, a second in-person summit will take place,” the division stated in a press release.