Foreign Minister Logar holds videoconference with Polish counterpart Czaputowicz
At today’s video conference, Foreign Minister Dr Anže Logar and Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Jacek Czaputowicz called for further strengthening of the cooperation between Slovenia and Poland both at the bilateral level and within regional and supra-regional initiatives. Slovenia and Poland are partners within the EU and allies within NATO, sharing numerous positions on significant international issues.
The ministers expressed satisfaction with the ever-increasing foreign exchange between the two countries, which exceeds EUR 1.9 billion a year and ranks Poland 8th among Slovenia's foreign partners.
Minister Logar outlined the preparations being made in the run-up to the Slovenian 2021 EU Council presidency, underlining that curbing the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic will be among its top priorities.
At the regional level, the two ministers stressed the cooperation within the Three Seas Initiative and the Visegrad Group. They agreed that the main rationale behind such initiatives was the evenly balanced economic development of the European Union. The Polish Visegrad Group presidency in July will be a welcome opportunity to reinforce relations in this area.
The two counterparts endorsed the European Union’s enlargement to the Western Balkans. Minister Logar expressed appreciation for Poland’s contribution to the revision of the Union’s enlargement methodology and its active role in the enlargement process.