George and Amal Clooney Sit Down With German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Talk Refugee Crisis
When the woman Time named the "de facto leader of a continent" sits down with one of Hollywood's brightest couples, you know that magic is bound to happen. On the heels of their head-turning appearance at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, George and Amal Clooney sat down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country's capital to discuss the refugee crisis.
"[We] talked about the responsibilities of all states, not just European states but states around the world to deal with what is a global problem, not just a Syrian problem or a German issue," former British foreign secretary David Miliband, who now heads the International Rescue Committee, told AP after the meeting.
The couple toned down their glam looks from the night before for the meeting, opting for more conservative, professional attire. Amal donned a midi-skirt paired with a beige sweater and low leopard print pumps, while George opted for a dark suit with matching tie.
Prior to meeting with the Chancellor, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Clooney said he agrees with Merkel's open-door policy when it comes to Syrian refugees, and that he encourages the U.S. to take on more refugees to aid Europe.