Berlin, 28 May 2021
The coronavirus crisis is transforming the international system, challenging European solidarity and multilateral cooperation. Complementary to its series of Political Breakfasts and Background Discussions, Körber-Stiftung’s format of »Digital Background Discussions« aims to facilitate a digital exchange about current challenges for foreign and security policy – including, but not limited to, the consequences of the coronavirus crisis.
The former president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, spoke about current developments in Afghanistan as part of the “Digital Background Discussion” on 28 May 2021. Together with foreign policy decision-makers – including members of the German Bundestag, selected representatives of various ministries and experts from renowned think tanks – Hamid Karzai discussed current challenges in the region. The importance of multilateral cooperation was given paramount importance as a prerequisite for stabilizing the security situation. The participants also discussed Afghanistan’s expectations towards the international community and possible regional measures with regards to the peace process.
The “Digital Background Discussion” Series – Continuing Dialogue in Times of Crisis
Körber-Stiftung regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. In order to continue our discussions in the digital realm, Körber-Stiftung has initiated a new series, the »Digital Background Discussions«, derived from the Political Background Discussions. With this series, Körber-Stiftung aims to facilitate an exchange about current challenges for foreign and security policy – including, but not limited to, the consequences of the Coronavirus crisis. As at the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place in a confidential setting, so as to enable a frank and constructive exchange.