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Round Table 2017: Agenda

Munich, 16–19 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Reception and Welcome Dinner with address of welcome by Thomas Paulsen

Friday, 17 February 2017

Discussion with Vigen Sargsyan, Vigen Sargsyan, Minister of Defence, Republic of Armenia; Munich Young Leader 2009

Discussion with Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Defence, Kingdom of Norway

Discussion with Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia; Munich Young Leader 2010

Discussion with Ahmet Üzümcü, Director General, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Participation in the 53rd Munich Security Conference:

  • Welcome Remarks by the Conference Chairman Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
  • Opening Statements by Ursula von der Leyen and James Mattis
  • Panel Discussion on “The Future of the (European) Union: United or Divided?”
  • Panel Discussion on “The Future of the West: Downfall or Comeback?”

Discussion with Anne Applebaum, Columnist, Washington Post; Director, Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute

Participation in the 53rd Munich Security Conference:

  • Night Owl Session on "The Future of NATO: 'Obsolete' or 'Very Important?'"

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Working Breakfast with Ng Eng Hen, Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore

Participation in the 53rd Munich Security Conference:

  • Statement by Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany
  • Statement by Mike Pence, Vice-President of the USA
  • Statement by António Guterres, Secretary General, UN
  • Statement by Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO
  • Statement by Federica Mogherini, Vice-President, European Commission
  • „The Franco-German View“ with Sigmar Gabriel and Jean-Marc Ayrault

Lunch with Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Discussion with Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany

Participation in the 53rd Munich Security Conference:

  • Panel Discussion on "Countering Radical Extremism and Terrorism"

Discussion with Fu Ying, Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People's Congress, Parliament of the People's Republic of China

Joint Dinner with Munich Young Leaders Alumni

Participation in the 53rd Munich Security Conference:

  • Night Cap Session on “Att(h)acking Democracy”

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Working Breakfast with Alexander Grushko, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO

Participation in the 53rd Munich Security Conference:

  • Statement by Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran
  • Panel Discussion on "US Foreign Policy: A Congressional Debate"
  • Statement by Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Defense of Israel
  • Statement by Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
  • Statement by Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi-Arabia
  • Panel Discussion on "Syria: Meddling Through"
  • Closing Remarks by the Conference Chairman Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger

Farewell Luncheon of the Munich Young Leaders 2017

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