The deployment is a break from German foreign policy in the region in the past. Berlin is indicating that it favors a rules-based system over commerce. The Indo-Pacific region consists of tensions in the Indo-Pacific rise, Germany is bolstering its presence in the region by sending a warship to the Pacific for the first time in two decades. Asia accounts for one-fifth of German trade. “The Indo-Pacific area is of immense importance to Germany,” says Germany’s ambassador to Singapore.
According to critics, Bayern set off on its own, without the support and importance of a bigger flotilla. Critics of German foreign policy during the Merkel administration condemned Berlin’s posture as favoring trade over all else. Critics of German foreign policy during the Merkel administration condemned Berlin’s posture as favoring trade over all else. Dr. Norbert Riedel, Germany’s ambassador to Singapore, declared in late December that “the Indo-Pacific area is of considerable importance to Germany, as it is for the European Union and its member states.”