Minister Logar talks with Foreign Minister of Iceland Thórdarson
Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar today held a video conference with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson. Minister Logar stressed the positive and friendly bilateral relations and expressed Slovenia’s interest in further deepening economic cooperation with Iceland.
The ministers went on to discuss a number of views shared by their respective countries on European and multilateral topics, in particular on human rights and gender equality, and efforts for effective multilateralism. Slovenia and Iceland strive for a secure, united, and strong EU that ensures internal, economic, and social security. Both countries also support NATO unity, the strengthening of transatlantic cooperation, and Euro-Atlantic solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iceland is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and a reliable and constructive partner of the EU. The two countries have also taken advantage of the opportunities offered by the EEA Financial Mechanism framework to develop successful bilateral cooperation. Part of the discussion was devoted to an exchange of views on the priorities of the Slovenian EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2021.
The ministers reviewed economic cooperation and expressed interest in exploring the ways in which it might be enhanced. They went on to discuss measures to overcome the crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic and exchanged views on the project on equal opportunities in Slovenian and Icelandic diplomacy.