Brazil Pitches In at Community of Democracies

The Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, went to the Chilean capital, Santiago, to participate in the 3rd Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies.

The purpose of the meeting, according to the Foreign Ministry press office, is “to foster democratic principles, support processes of transition towards democracy, and promote the strengthening of its institutions.”


The Community of Democracies was founded in 2000, when the United States, Chile, India, South Korea, Mali, Poland, and the Czech Republic convened the group’s First Ministerial Conference, held in Warsaw, in June of that year.


The Second Ministerial Conference was held in November, 2002, in Seoul, South Korea.


Besides Brazil, the following countries participated in the Santiago encounter, which ended Friday, April 29: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bolivia, Benin, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Finland, Georgia, Haiti, Hungary, Kenya, South Korea, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Santa Lucia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Ukrania.


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