"We are sending a clear message today: The Indo-Pacific region is a priority of German foreign policy," declared Foreign Minister Heiko Maas earlier this month as he announced Germany's first comprehensive policy guidelines for this part of the world.
Many have asked: Why is Germany coming out with such a framework? Furthermore, how will it affect Germany's interactions with countries in the Indo-Pacific?
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