Former Prime Minister and Chief Guest of WION Global Summit, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has said that this is an era which is witnessing the end of western dominance.
According to WION News, Mr. Wickremesinghe in his keynote address in Dubai on Thursday has said this is an era which is witnessing the end of western dominance.
“An era is being shaped by new forces... the sudden rise of China in economic, military, political spheres challenging the unipolar world by attempting to remodel the existing global order.”
"The US is politically divided like never before. Even the European Union is divided and weaker,” he said.
"Coronavirus has brought China, the factory of the world, to a grinding halt. Its impact is also being felt in Sri Lanka. Maybe it's only China that can face trade war and coronavirus simultaneously,” he said.
WION Global Summit is a platform for global leaders to come together at a single platform and have a dialogue on a common global agenda.
In this year's edition, the list of speakers include former Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe; Her Excellency Dr Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, the first Female President of Latvia and former president of Club de Madrid, Aleqa Hammond; The first female Prime Minister of Greenland and Her Excellency Mariya Didi; the Honourable Minister of Defence of the Republic of Maldives.