The United States views the current contest between democracies and autocracies as a competition on “how each system can deliver for its own people”, a senior Biden Administration official told reporters on Tuesday, TURAN’s Washington correspondent reports.
“… Authoritarian regimes argue that their system of governance is better equipped to take on the challenges of the 21st century than our democracy. In the first 100 days [of Biden’s presidency], we are proving that view wrong and demonstrating that democracies can still deliver,” the official said.
Looking ahead, Biden wants to host a global Summit for Democracy in the coming months, to renew the spirit and shared purpose of the nations of the Free World. Issues such as fighting against kleptocracy, money laundering, tax havens “will be among the core topics of our Summit for Democracy”, senior officials said on Tuesday,
“Because we see this as one way in which democracies can and should distinguish democracies from autocracies in exactly the ways that President Biden thinks it is critical for us to do,” the official explained.
Source: Turan News Agency