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State Secretary Dr Raščan in Tallinn on strengthening cooperation between Slovenia and Estonia

State Secretary Dr Stanislav Raščan met with Märt Volmer, Undersecretary for Europe in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Tallinn, where he also took part in the conference "Small States in the UN Security Council: Working for Peace to Overcome the Scourge of War”.

State Secretary Dr Raščan and Undersecretary Volmer discussed the bilateral ties between Slovenia and Estonia, cooperation in the EU and NATO, and current international issues. Confirming the excellent collaboration between the two countries that share many views, they called for enhanced cooperation, particularly in the economy and in EU policy-making. The EU should become more united and more resilient to new challenges and crises.

Discussing current international topics, they were in complete accord in their condemnation of the Russian military attack against Ukraine. They agreed that any violation of international law and threat to the sovereignty or territorial integrity of another state has no place in the international legal order.

The State Secretary also took part in the conference entitled "Small States in the UN Security Council: Working for Peace to Overcome the Scourge of War". Addressing the participants of the panel on new security threats, he emphasised that a decisive response from the UN to new and traditional threats is vital.

State Secretary Dr Raščan expressed his hope that the UN Security Council would make more efforts to strengthen cybersecurity and highlighted the need for a legally binding international instrument on cybersecurity and a multi-stakeholder approach. Furthermore, he urged that the momentum of global action on climate change be maintained and reiterated Slovenia’s commitment to addressing shared challenges and security threats within a strong, rule-based, efficient and inclusive international system with the UN at its core.