Moscow and Beijing strongly reject the idea of an international “Summit for Democracy” to be held in December at the initiative of the United States. This is stated in a joint article by the Ambassadors of Russia and China Anatoly Antonov and Qin Gan, published in the publication National interest…
The article emphasizes that holding such an event will cause an ideological confrontation and contradict the development of the modern world. “This obvious product of the Cold War mentality will cause ideological confrontation and division in the world, new ‘dividing lines’ are being created,” the text of the article says.
Also, the heads of the diplomatic missions of Russia and China in Washington also called on other countries “to focus on doing good business, and not condescendingly criticizing others.” “There is no need to worry about democracy in Russia and China. Some foreign governments are better off thinking about themselves and what is happening in their homes, ”they said.
Earlier, the US Department of State invited 110 countries and territories to the Summit for Democracy, which will be held December 9-10 via videoconference. At the same time, Russia, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries, including the US allies, are absent from the list of invitees.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on Washington’s initiative, said that the United States is imposing its idea of what democracy is on other countries and is trying to privatize this word.