On May 15, Al-Bayan Center hosted a roundtable discussion between a visiting delegation from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin led by the deputy secretary-general, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, and young Iraqi professionals and policymakers in Baghdad.

The event featured wide-ranging discussions on Iraq’s future challenges including security, economic development and national reconciliation. The German delegation offered their impressions on the current situation in Iraq and participants exchanged views about the nature of bilateral relations between Iraq and Germany and opportunities to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

The roundtable is part of a series of informal discussions at Al-Bayan Center that seek to enhance the quality of debate about policy options concerning Iraq’s political and economic development in light of domestic and regional challenges.