PM Anwar holds talks with leading German think tank group

by D. Arul Rajoo

BERLIN, March 13: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today held discussions with policy makers, members of think tank groups and government agencies at the Korber Foundation here.

Upon arrival at the foundation, one of Germany’s largest think tank and philanthropic foundations, Anwar was met by Dr Thomas Paulsen, the Foundation’s Member of the Executive Board.

Also present was Nora Muller, its Executive Director of International Affairs.

Anwar said they discussed and shared views on policy priorities and foreign policies, as well as issues related to social, international, geopolitical relations and current political developments.

The situation in Palestine and Ukraine was also raised during the meeting, said Anwar.

“I appreciate their invitation and hope such discussions can continue in the future,” said the premier, who is on a six-day official visit to the third largest economy in the world. 

Anwar was accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz and Minister of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development Datuk Ewon Benedick.

Founded in 1959 by entrepreneur Kurt A. Korber, the Hamburg-based foundation is an independent think tank and publisher that focuses on social, international and political issues.

The office in the German capital offers platform for decision-makers from politics, science and think tanks to exchange ideas and find solutions to current political challenges together.