summitry

noun
sum·​mit·​ry | \ ˈsə-mə-trē How to pronounce summitry (audio) \

Definition of summitry

: the use of a summit conference for international negotiation

Examples of summitry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Negotiations between Washington and Seoul have stalled for more than two years since the collapse of nuclear summitry between Kim Jong Un and former U.S. President Donald Trump in 2019. Kim Tong-hyung, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Mar. 2021 Kim has met President Trump three times in two years of high-stakes summitry, but the diplomacy has progressed little beyond their vague aspirational goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2019 Kim has met President Donald Trump three times in two years of high-stakes summitry, but the diplomacy has progressed little beyond their vague aspirational goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. Author: Kim Tong-hyung, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Dec. 2019 Additionally, this past weekend, NATO diplomats hammered out a two-page declaration for the leaders to endorse, a small victory in the kabuki of summitry that the diplomats hope will help emphasize alliance unity. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2019 In fact, from Mr Kim’s narrow perspective, the failed summitry and reversion to sabre-rattling could be considered a great success. The Economist, 24 Oct. 2019 North Korea’s nuclear programme and missile-testing continue while Mr Trump pretends his summitry has solved the problem and looks the other way. The Economist, 27 Dec. 2019 Wahyu Putro A/Antara Foto/Reuters Delegates from around the world will gather Monday in Madrid for the start of a week of climate change summitry. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, 30 Nov. 2019 Trump makes no secret of his distaste for global summitry. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, 27 Aug. 2019

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Summitry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summitry. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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