The entrance of the "Bayerischer Hof" hotel is reflected in a puddle in Munich, Germany, Feb 19, 2023 the last day of the Munich Security Conference. (PHOTO / AP)
MUNICH — The West had heard the complaints from the Global South, Christoph Heusgen, chairman of the 59th Munich Security Conference (MSC), made the remarks closing the meeting on Sunday.
This year, the annual MSC invited a record number of representatives from Asian, African and Latin American countries, aiming to pay extra attention to the problems challenging these countries and their dissatisfaction with the existing global order, said Heusgen.
The report urged efforts to re-envision the existing global order so that it can win the support of more countries
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During the three-day conference, many Western leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, acknowledged that the current global order is imbalanced and Western countries are rapidly losing the trust of the Global South.
According to a report released by the MSC before the conference started, many countries of the Global South have so far been confined to the role of "rule-takers" under the existing global order.
The report urged efforts to re-envision the existing global order so that it can win the support of more countries.
Robert Dussey, Togo's Foreign Minister, told Xinhua that Africa should have their own position and vision.
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"We can work with China, with Western people, with everyone," Dussey said.
Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris (right) and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pose together at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Feb 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba meets with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not in photograph) at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Feb 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)