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Meeting of Slovenian, Italian and Croatian foreign ministers

At the invitation of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, the first meeting of foreign ministers of the three countries was held today in Trieste, and focused on the joint management of the Adriatic Sea. Bordering the same sea, Slovenia, Italy and Croatia share a vision of the Adriatic Sea as a bridge uniting the people of the region and as a source of prosperity for all.

A semi-closed sea with a high density of maritime transport and vulnerable ecosystems, the Adriatic needs an integrated approach to protect the environment, prevent risks, and ensure sustainable development.

The ministers agreed to continue the discussion in a tripartite format on joint cooperation on economic development, connectivity, and comprehensive protection of the Adriatic Sea. To this end, they established a mechanism for enhanced cooperation at both the political and expert levels.

The trialogue will continue in mid-January.

Joint Statement in English.