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State Secretary Raščan opens the virtual UN International Procurement Seminar

Today marks the beginning of a two-day virtual UN International Procurement Seminar, with Slovenia participating for the second time, this time in partnership with the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Poland. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, and the public agency SPIRIT Slovenia supported Slovenia’s participation in terms of organisation and finances.

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State Secretary Stanislav Raščan | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

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State Secretary Raščan made an introductory speech on behalf of the Slovenian organisers, underlining that the key task of economic diplomacy, especially in these uncertain global conditions, is finding new opportunities. He was pleased that some Slovenian companies are already active participants in the UN procurement system. With 27 Slovenian companies taking part in this year’s event, it can be noted that companies have been showing more interest and this area will see increased development in the future. Slovenia’s participation also pursues the country’s foreign policy objective aimed at enhancing effective and rules-based multilateralism.

Several workshops on the presentation of public procurement and other topics will be held during the event. A representative of the Slovenian company Lotrič Metrology will participate at the workshop presenting examples of good practice in the public procurement system, while the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia is actively involved in organising a workshop on information and communication technologies.