By The Print

17 May 2022

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) A four-member US delegation led by Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya Tuesday called on Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey here.

In a statement, the Election Commission said that as part of ‘Summit for Democracy’, a decision was taken to request India to lead the ‘Democracy Cohort on Election Integrity’ and share its knowledge, technical expertise and experiences with other democracies of the world. The EC was requested to also provide training and capacity building programmes to election management bodies (EMBs) across the world and technical consultancy as per needs of other such bodies.

Tuesday’s discussions, the EC said, were held against the backdrop of ‘Summit for Democracy’ which started as a two-day virtual event, hosted by the United States in December 2021, and is now a year-long activity with events and dialogues on themes related to democracy with participating countries.