Taipei, March 30 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on late Wednesday said Taiwan has once again been invited by the U.S. government to attend the President Joe Biden-initiated Summit for Democracy on Thursday and Friday.
In a press release, MOFA said Taiwan will be represented by Chen Chu (陳菊), president of the Control Yuan government watchdog agency and chair of the National Human Rights Commission, during the second edition of the summit this year.
Chen will be sharing the government's efforts over the past year in promoting democracy in Taiwan in a pre-recorded national statement session, according to MOFA.
Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang (唐鳳), meanwhile, has been invited to share Taiwan's experience in this regard during a Friday session on how emerging technologies can be used to ensure respect for human rights and democratic principles, it added.
Taiwan's representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) will also join the summit virtually, according to the press release.
The Summit for Democracy is a virtual summit hosted by the United States "to renew democracy at home and confront autocracies abroad."
Tang also represented Taiwan at the first summit held from Dec. 9-10, 2021, when she was a minister without portfolio responsible for digital issues.
The second summit will be co-hosted by the United States, Costa Rica, Zambia, the Netherlands and South Korea, and will feature leaders from 121 countries taking part in virtual and in-person events.