The actor and his human rights lawyer wife had a 40-minute private meeting in Berlin with the Chancellor and former British foreign secretary David Miliband, who is now the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.
According to the Guardian, Clooney had earlier in the day told reporters he “absolutely agrees” with Germany’s open door policy towards refugees fleeing war in Syria.
Mr Miliband said the group discussed what countries around the world can do to solve “what is a global problem, not just a Syrian problem or a German issue”, the former Labour party politician also praised Ms Merkel for “showing very strong leadership” throughout the crisis.
“It’s really all over the world,” he said, “60 million displaced people right now in the world — it’s just a terrible, terrible time for it.”
Clooney is in the German capital to promote his latest film Hail, Ceaser! which was showcased at the Berlin Film Festival.
Additional reporting by Associated Press.
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