Bilateral meeting between State Secretary Štucin and Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union Navarro
State Secretary Marko Štucin held a bilateral meeting with his Spanish host Pascual Navarro, Secretary of State for the European Union at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, on the margins of the meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs of the MED-9 informal group in Madrid.
State Secretaries Štucin and Navarro assessed the bilateral relations between Slovenia and Spain as friendly, intensive and diversified. They concurred that the two countries share common views on a number of topical and international issues. In their discussion on economic cooperation, they noted with particular satisfaction that trade (imports and exports) between the two countries has increased to 1.1 billion euros, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The two State Secretaries also exchanged views on the current situation in the Western Balkans, the Mediterranean, the EU and beyond.
This year, Slovenia and Spain are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.