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The activities of the two-day Paris Peace Forum have started from last night. The number of participants in attendance reaches 450, with 30 heads of state and government, and about 15,000 people online, with the main theme of reducing global divisions.
Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will chair the forum, which will include a detailed meeting with President Emanuel Macron on digital challenges.
Harris called for strengthening international solidarity to meet the challenges, and promised to provide one billion doses of the Corona (Covid 19) vaccine to his country.
In a climate file, Biden’s deputy said “air pollution has risen to record levels,” adding that “the challenges facing the world must be addressed.”
He officially announced the presence of several African heads of state, including Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Liberia and Botswana, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as well as the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo. Attend an international conference in Paris today, Friday, in Libya.
The conference, initiated by Emanuel Macron in 2018, aims to hold annual meetings in Paris for the most important countries, similar to the Economic Forum in Davos or the Security Challenge Forum in Munich.
According to a statement from Elysee, Macron wanted to create a regular international program with many actors, states, civil society, NGOs and companies, with the aim of responding to the current major challenges to peace in all its senses.
This fourth edition aims to encourage a more solid and inclusive recovery for the post-Covid 19 era, by offering initiatives to better manage global shared assets, according to the forum’s website.
Macron and Kamala Harris formally inaugurated the forum along with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid.
Macron will also chair a closed-door meeting on the protection of online minors to encourage the commitment of states, digital platforms and NGOs, according to Ellis.