Russia and China rejected the idea of ​​a Summit for Democracy

National Interest: Ambassadors of Russia and China strongly reject the idea of ​​a Summit for Democracy

democracy ”, which will 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 National Interest.

The article emphasizes that holding such an event will cause an ideological confrontation that runs counter to the development of the modern world. “This obvious product of the Cold War mentality will cause ideological confrontation and division in the world, creating new” dividing lines “,” the article says.

The heads of the diplomatic missions of Russia and China in Washington also called on other countries ” focus on doing good business, 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 State Department invited to the” Summit for Democracy “, which will be held December 9-10 via videoconference , 110 countries and territories. At the same time, Russia, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries, including traditional allies of the United States, 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 and are trying to privatize this word.



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