Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said Bangladesh maintains a "very stable and transparent" democracy and the US might have invited those countries with weak democracies for its Democracy Summit.
"We've had a stable democracy over the last several years, a very clear and transparent democracy. Free and fair voting is happening," he told reporters while responding to questions on Democracy Summit.
After attending a programme in the city, the Foreign Minister voters can cast their votes freely and anybody can contest elections if they want.
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In Myanmar, Afghanistan many cannot vote, said the Foreign Minister. "In our country, all people can vote. When there’s a will, there’s a way. From that perspective, we’re much better."
Dr Momen said those who are weak were convened and the US side said they will hold the Summit in two phases.
In the first phase, some countries that are weak in democracy will join.
He said there is nothing to be worried as the people of Bangladesh will work for further strengthening the democracy, if required.
Dr Momen said the US itself faced problems in the recent past despite being an old democracy.
Those who are weak in democracy were possibly called by the US. "I don’t say they’ve dropped us."
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.