State Secretary Štiglic at the regular meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs
On the first day, foreign ministers held a debate on the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. They addressed cyber-attacks on energy infrastructure and related blackmail, disinformation and the use of migration for political purposes. Ministers discussed relations with China and the importance of dialogue, in particular on climate change and arms control. They welcomed the talks that several allies have recently held with China. Ministers, together with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, exchanged views on the situation in the Western Balkans, on further strengthening and adapting the Alliance's presence, on the joint contribution to stabilising the situation and on the transatlantic perspective of the region.
On the second day, the first NATO-Ukraine Council meeting was held in the format of foreign ministers. Ministers reaffirmed their long-term support for Ukraine. They discussed Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic future and endorsed recommendations on Ukraine's reforms. They also underlined the unity and solidarity of the Allies in responding to an increasingly challenging security environment.
On the margins of the meeting, State Secretary Štiglic and ministers from the Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy and Slovakia adopted a joint statement at an informal meeting on support for the opening of accession negotiations for Bosnia and Herzegovina.