Alliot-Marie and Schäuble Talk to Young Foreign Policy Leaders
Prominent politicians meet Munich Young Leaders for the third time within the framework of the Munich Security Conference
At the invitation of the Munich Security Conference and the Körber Foundation 25 young politicians and executives from Asia, eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf region, Germany and other NATO member states will be talking to leading security policy personalities from around the world and representatives of the business community about current foreign and security policy issues at the third meeting of the Munich Young Leaders.
In addition to French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie and the President of Estonia Toomas Ilves, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremi?, the Defence Minister of Singapore, Teo Chee Hean, and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble as well as Thomas Enders, the CEO of Airbus, Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy and Harvard University foreign policy thinker Joseph Nye will be talking to the Munich Young Leaders about current issues in transatlantic security policy. Furthermore, the Munich Young Leaders will be taking part in the regular program of the Munich Security Conference.
This year the Munich Young Leaders include Andrei Popov, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Moldava; Radmila Sekerinska, opposition politician from Macedonia, and Nawaf Obaid, Personal Advisor to the former head of the Saudi Arabian intelligence service, Prince Turki al Faisal. "The new challenges facing foreign and security policy need to be discussed on a global level. In this respect the Munich Young Leaders are the ideal platform," thinks security expert Ambika Vishwanath from India, Munich Young Leader 2011.
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, has emphasized that "The Munich Young Leaders represent the voice of the younger generation in international politics. We should listen to their innovative ideas." Klaus Wehmeier, Deputy Chairman of Körber Foundation’s Executive Board, points out that "The Munich Young Leaders network brings together the foreign and security policy leaders of the future, and provides them with a unique opportunity to exchange views across national and institutional borders."