BERLIN: The fifth session of the Gulf-German Forum is to start in Berlin on Sunday, mainly to discuss the strategic dialogue, regional and international security, and issues of mutual concerns. In a statement to (KUNA), Kuwait Ambassador to Germany Najeeb Al-Bader said that Kuwait is participating in the forum, which concludes on June 20, with a number of specialists in the field of security and defense policies, led by former Interior Minister Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
Kuwait’s participation comes in response to an invitation from the Federal Academy for Security Policies, Arab-German Friendship Association, and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, with the participation of the German Foreign Ministry, Bader noted. This is the fifth Gulf-German Forum on security and cooperation. Kuwait had also participated with other Gulf states in the fourth forum held last year also in Berlin. The forum focused on the future of German-Gulf relations in the context of the “Zeitenwende”, or turning point, in Europe sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassim Al-Budaiwi and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Prince Turki Al-Faisal, will participate in the forum, along with a group of specialists, parliamentarians, researchers, think-tanks and policy-makers. Ambassador Al-Bader stated that such dialogues contribute to developing the strategic partnership and deepening the bridges of cooperation between the Gulf and German sides, calling at the same time for developing cooperation between the Gulf states and Germany in various fields and at all levels. — Agencies