At the opening, Frank-Walter Steinmeier warns against destructive dynamics. He fears a new arms race between countries.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Munich Security Conference Photo: Tobioas Hase/dpa
The Munich Security Conference began on Friday with a thoughtful speech by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He urgently warned against an increasingly destructive dynamic in world politics. "From the goal of international cooperation to create a more peaceful world, we are moving further away every year," he said.