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Minister Logar attends the Forum for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in Paris

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar participated in the first Ministerial Forum for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, which was hosted by France as part of its Council Presidency programme. The foreign ministers of the EU member states and countries in Southeast Asia explored ways to step up cooperation. The main topics of the Forum were: the security situation, global challenges (climate, the environment, health, the oceans), and connectivity and digital issues.

At the roundtable on connectivity and digital technology issues, Minister Logar stressed the importance of high-quality and sustainable connectivity between Europe and the Indo-Pacific, taking into account the global perspective and situation. He noted that the meeting of foreign ministers is an important step towards the implementation and fulfilment of the Union’s commitments under the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. He thanked the French Presidency of the Council of the EU for an excellent and timely initiative.

On the margins of the Forum, Minister Logar met with the foreign ministers of Indonesia and Australia for bilateral meetings. The officials focused on possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation and multilateral integration and exchanged views on the current situation in individual regions and at the global level.