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State Secretary Raščan hosts Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jabłoński

State Secretary Stanislav Raščan hosted Paweł Jabłoński, Deputy Minister and Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, who was also received by Foreign Minister Anže Logar.

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State Secretary Stanislav Raščan with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Paweł Jabłoński | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

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State Secretary Raščan and his guest discussed further development of the political and economic cooperation between Slovenia and Poland, focusing on modernisation and construction of transport and energy infrastructure in Central Europe, as both states have great plans in that respect. The Baltic-Adriatic Rail Freight Corridor, which is part of the planned Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), is one of the key cargo connections between Slovenia and Poland that represents a significant opportunity for the development of the Port of Koper and the Slovenian logistics sector.

The two officials underlined the importance of the Three Seas Initiative, which is aimed at regional infrastructure development and in which the two countries are active participants. They both agreed that modern infrastructure is essential to accelerate the economic growth of Central European countries and reduce the developmental disparities compared to Western Europe.

State Secretary Raščan welcomed the recent establishment of direct flights between Ljubljana and Warsaw, adding that it is important not only for economic cooperation and tourism between the two countries, but also for better connectivity of Slovenia with Central and Eastern Europe.

State Secretary Raščan and Jabłoński found time in a varied agenda to discuss efforts aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries in development and humanitarian aid.

Deputy Minister Jabłoński was also received by Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar. The meeting was devoted to reinforcing cooperation between Central European countries. Minister Logar presented the priories of the Slovenian EU Council Presidency, regarding which Deputy Minister Jabłoński added that Poland has high expectations and went on to wish the Minister every success in carrying out this demanding project.