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India is a model example of how stable democracy works, says Condoleezza Rice

india Updated: Nov 13, 2014 14:00 IST
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India is a model example of how a stable democracy works, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said on Saturday. “India and the US share values of democracy, religious tolerance and an inclusive society."

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“When two countries share values, there is no limit to cooperation,” Rice said, addressing the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.

Referring to the Arab Spring — the fight for democracy in some West Asian countries — Rice said the “protests in Middle East” asking the government to take the “consent” of people in running a country was an important development.

Democratic countries, which have “respect for minorities”, will have to be a bit more patient in the present world, she said.

“Democracy is not a destination but a journey,” Rice said, adding it requires “leadership and partnership.”