The Saudi journalist and General Manager of the Al-Arab News Channel, Jamal Khashoggi, and the Iranian former diplomat and Research Scholar at Princeton University, Ambassador Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, met in Berlin with Members of the German Bundestag, representatives from government agencies and Berlin-based think tanks. The discussion mainly focused on the relations between Saudi-Arabia and Iran in the light of current developments in the Middle East. They discussed both the roots of the conflict as well as potential confidence-building measures for the region.
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.