According to French President Emmanuel Macron, the world order needs to change as Western domination is declining and new powers such as Russia and China are rising. There are new forces in the world emerging and progressing, and we underestimated their capabilities such as China and the Russian strategy led successfully by Putin.
Clear misrepresentation of quotes made by the French President during the annual French ambassadors' conference.
According to the official speech published by the Élysée Palace on its website, Macron clearly stated that “The international order is shaken in an unprecedented way, …, We are probably experiencing the end of Western hegemony over the world”, adding “China is in the forefront but also the Russian strategy has been led, it must be said, in recent years with more success... and India is emerging”.
L'ordre international est bousculé de manière inédite … Nous sommes sans doute en train de vivre la fin de l'hégémonie occidentale sur le monde.
La Chine au premier rang mais également la stratégie russe menée, il faut bien le dire, depuis quelques années avec plus de succès... et l'Inde qui émerge.
Therefore, the French President has never stated a need to change the current international order but merely said that it is shaken. In addition, Macron never praised Russian President Vladimir Putin in his speech.