New information and communication technologies have now entered the realm of foreign policy, and they have a direct impact on international relations in the 21st century.
Modern media's impact on foreign policy will be a key discussion point at DW's 2015 Global Media Forum in Bonn.
The meeting was the duo's last in this format as Merkel is set to leave office in September. The two discussed topics ranging from the economic impact of COVID-19 to foreign policy but say their work is far from over.
The UK has vowed to increase its nuclear stockpile and work closer with Asian allies after the government published a review of British foreign policy. The report labels Russia as the UK's biggest threat.