State Secretary Dovžan holds talks with Czech State Secretary
State Secretary Gašper Dovžan and State Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister of Czechia Milena Hrdinková confirmed the excellent cooperation between Slovenia and Czechia through a videoconference. They expressed satisfaction that the two countries are working closely together in many areas, sharing many similar views on European and international issues.
State Secretary Dovžan briefed his counterpart on the priorities of the Slovenian EU Council Presidency beginning in two weeks. He stressed the importance of a speedy recovery of the European economy, resilience to future crises and strategic autonomy. He underlined the Conference on the Future of Europe, where Slovenia will play an important role as the EU presiding country. He added that Slovenia would pay a lot of attention to preserving the European way of life, respect for the rule of law, and equal criteria for all.
The State Secretaries agreed on the need to further strengthen transatlantic relations and pursue a credible EU neighbourhood policy while advocating a European perspective for the Western Balkan countries.
State Secretary Hrdinková welcomed the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency and assured State Secretary Dovžan that Slovenia can count on Czechia's full support.