If you look at the most pressing
challenges that we’re faced with right now as a global community, whether it’s
Iran or terrorism or climate change, it has become
clear and will continue to be clear that these are issues that will
require a multilateral approach. Multilateralism is not dead, but it’s
being reborn in different ways, in different formats. It’s more in the format of the coalitions of the willing. I think the Munich Young Leaders is a
fantastic example of multilateralism as well. How the Munich Security Conference
and Körber-Stiftung bring all of us together to talk about the pressing
issues of the day. The Munich Young Leaders program is like a big family in the sense that after years of coming to reunions
and getting to know each other, we have not just a professional relationship but a personal one as well. That’s very important because it means that you can have trusted partners in different sectors, in different countries, that you can call upon, that you can ask questions. And that really helps to foster awareness and understanding which, of course, is very important
for multilateralism to work. The Munich Young Leaders program has become an integral part of the Munich Security Conference and its activities.
And we’re really, and I’m personally, incredibly proud of this program. We had a liberal world order of states. We are moving toward a global world order of all of us. It’s up to all of you to achieve it.