US tries to keep countries under pressure with issues like democracy: Momen
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said it is American politics to keep countries under pressure with different issues like democracy, good governance and terrorism.
"If there's any weakness (in our democracy), we'll try to address it. Let's think how we can do that," he told reporters, noting that there is nothing to worry about for not being invited by the United States for its Summit for Democracy.
After visiting the under-construction export cargo complex of Osmani International Airport in Sylhet, Momen said "The US wants to keep countries under pressure while talking about democracy, good governance. That's their politics. So, nothing to be worried about whether you're being invited or not".
Momen yesterday said Bangladesh maintains a "very stable and transparent" democracy and the US might have invited those countries with weak democracies for its Summit for Democracy.
Since day one, the Biden-Harris Administration has made it clear that renewing democracy in the United States and around the world is essential to meet the unprecedented challenges of time.
US President Biden will host the first of the two Summits for Democracy on December 9-10.
The summit will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and tackling the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.