To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Ministers participated in the Summit for Democracy 2021 and what contribution did they make.
27 January 2022
The UK Government welcomes the US-led Summit for Democracy and the "Year of Action" that follows. The UK's engagement included the Prime Minister setting out the key themes of the UK offer in a pre-recorded message aired at the Summit. The Foreign Secretary also joined the opening session for President Biden's remarks on 9 December, while Minister of State for South and Central Asia, UN and the Commonwealth Lord Ahmad attended a side event on disability-inclusive democracy in the run-up to the Summit. Other UK ministerial engagement included Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries joining a side event on tech and democracy, as well DCMS Minister Chris Philp speaking at a session on defending democracies against disinformation.