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Minister Logar attends informal meeting of EU foreign ministers on the margins of UNGA 76 in New York

On the margins of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2021, Foreign Minister Anže Logar attended the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers. He also held a series of bilateral meetings.

At the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, the ministers discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the European Union’s further action, with a particular focus on the regional approach and engagement of Afghanistan’s neighbours. Minister Logar called for the implementation of the agreements reached at the informal meeting of EU ministers of foreign affairs (Gymnich) in Slovenia in September, as well as for a unified and coordinated EU approach both on the issue of migration management and on the provision of humanitarian aid.   

He also held talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya, Najla El Mangoush, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of Kosovo, Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz, and representatives of the American Jewish Committee.

Minister Logar and Minister El Mangoush discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries, collaboration in multilateral fora and the EU-Africa Summit. Minister Logar expressed his support for the stabilisation process in Libya, drawing particular attention to the opportunities in economic cooperation between the two countries in the future.

Minister Logar and Kosovo’s Minister Gërvalla-Schwarz underlined the good bilateral relations between the two countries, stressing the importance of regional stability. They agreed that the two countries should deepen their economic cooperation.

The discussion with the representatives of the American Jewish Committee were centred on an exchange of views on the Middle East Peace Process and strengthening Slovenia’s bilateral relations with Israel and the USA.

The Minister also attended a bilateral meeting between President Borut Pahor and Korean President Moon Jae-In. In the framework of the meeting, President Pahor presented the Korean President with the highest national award for his outstanding contribution to reconciliation and peaceful coexistence on the Korean peninsula.