World 'turning the tide' toward democracy: Biden

Updated: Mar 30 2023 12:43AM

Washington, Mar 29 (PTI) Efforts to strengthen democracies around the globe are working and the world is “turning the tide” towards greater freedom, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday as he sought to assure that democratic institutions work.

Addressing his second global summit on democracy, Biden also announced that the US intends to commit USD 9.5 billion to advance democracy around the world.

At the time of the first summit in December of 2021, the sentiment in too many places around the world was that democracy's best days were behind.