The presidential office said Thursday that the upcoming Summit for Democracy to be attended by South Korean leader Yoon Suk Yeol is not meant to exclude any particular country, when asked about China’s potential opposition to Taiwan’s participation in the meeting.

A senior official told reporters that the selection of participating countries goes through a process in which the host country, the US, reviews various factors and finalizes them through discussions with the other co-host countries.

“The selection process is not targeted at any specific country and is not intended to create confrontation between blocs,” he said on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

The second Summit for Democracy will be held on a virtual setting for two days starting on March 29, and it will be co-hosted by President Yoon at the request of President Biden.

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