Yuri Kim: Every citizen has the right to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance

schedule12:53 - 15 Shtator, 2020

schedule 12:53 - 15 Shtator, 2020

All people of a country have the right to play part in democratic self-governance processes, highlighted Tuesday the US Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim.

In the International Day of Democracy, the Ambassador said that democracies are responsible to their citizens and respect rule of law, protect life and respect people’s freedom along with their dignity and equality.

“Every citizen has the right to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance. Democracies are accountable to their citizens. They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives & property, & respect the freedoms, dignity & equality of every person”, stressed the US Ambassador.

In addition, Ambassador Kim shared the press statement by 70th U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo who declared that “Democracy remains the aspiration of people all over the world because each of us yearns to be free.  From the time we are children, we instinctively assert our ability to self-govern, to make decisions that shape our lives.  As citizens, we understand that we must be free to engage others in debates over the wisdom of the decisions of leaders to whom we entrust the power to protect our lives, our property, and our freedoms.  And, as human beings, we know we cannot go it alone.  Democracies are inclusive communities of individuals who are free to work together to accomplish goals they have freely chosen, and they flourish because freedom unlocks the talents and creativity of all”./abcnews.al