Wang Yi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Wang Yi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, delivers a keynote speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 18, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)
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.
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.
"We can work with China, with Western people, with everyone," Dussey said.