Munich Security Conference kicks off discussing "Westlessness"

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-15 00:01:33|Editor: huaxia

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 14, 2020.(Xinhua/Lu Yang)

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) opened in the southern German city of Munich on Friday afternoon with a theme coined as "Westlessness."

"Westlessness" refers to the loss of the common standing of what it means to be part of the West, according to a security report published ahead of the conference.

More than 500 high-level international decision-makers, including over 35 heads of state or government as well as some 100 foreign and defense ministers gathered at the conference to discuss current crises and future security challenges.