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Bilateral political consultations with Mongolia

Ljubljana hosted political consultations between Slovenia and Mongolia, which were headed by of State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Samuel Žbogar and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Ankhbayar Nyamdorj.
Državni sekretar Samuel Žbogar in državni sekretar Mongolije Ankhbayar Nyamdorj

State Secretary Samuel Žbogar and State Secretary of Mongolia Ankhbayar Nyamdorj | Author Daniel Novakovič/STA

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They discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries, which this year mark thirty years of diplomatic relations. They also focused on ways of enhancing economic cooperation, and State Secretary Žbogar presented Slovenia's candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

As to multilateral affairs, the two state secretaries paid particular attention to climate change, sustainable development, gender equality and the Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and Other International Crimes (MLA Convention). The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs will be hosting a diplomatic conference in Ljubljana on 15–26 May 2023, aimed at adopting the Convention. The consultations also featured a presentation by the Centre for European Perspective on training for members of peacekeeping missions. State Secretaries Žbogar and Nyamdorj also discussed topical international themes, with a focus on the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, the situation in the Balkans and the Indo-Pacific region. During the consultations, the two state secretaries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of bilateral political consultations.