Körber Foundation welcomed H.M. King Abdullah II Ibn al-Hussein, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to participate in a Background Discussion in its premises at Pariser Platz. The discussion with Members of the German Bundestag, representatives from the ministries and experts from German think tanks focused on current crises in the Middle East. The speaker especially addressed the issue of the conflicts in Syria and Iran and illustrated possible approaches on how to deal with IS. In this regard H.M. King Abdullah II emphasized the need to find a common political solution. He furthermore warned not to ignore other potential areas of conflict in Africa such as Libya.
Körber Foundation regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. As in the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place shielded from the public, so as to enable a confidential, frank, and constructive exchange.