The world needs solidarity and cooperation that can really solve the problems facing the international community rather than the so-called Summit for Democracy that creates confrontation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Tuesday.
The U.S. once again holds the so-called Summit for Democracy under the disguise of democracy, attempts to create divisions in the world by blatantly drawing an ideological line, Mao noted, adding that the summit is in violation of the spirit of democracy and exposes U.S. hegemony in the guise of democracy.
What the world needs today is not to create divisions in the name of democracy and promote exclusive unilateralism, but to strengthen solidarity and cooperation on the basis of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and to adhere to genuine multilateralism, she added.
She urged the U.S. to stop pointing fingers at other countries or interfering in other countries' internal affairs in the name of democracy.
The spokesperson opposed meddling in other countries' internal affairs in the name of democracy and called for practicing true democracy, reject pseudo-democracy, and promote the democratization of international relations.
Croatian political analyst Davor Gjenero said that by selectively inviting "democratic" countries to attend the summit, the U.S. aims to establish a bloc or camp to isolate and confront countries that it regards as enemies, opponents and competitors,.
Therefore, such a summit is not for promoting democracy but for provoking confrontation and that is "a defeat for democracy," Gjenero noted.
U.S.-hosted Summit for Democracy aims for confrontation: expert
(Cover: Anti-war protesters march through downtown Washington, D.C. , U.S., March 18, 2023. /CFP)