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Date: 24 July 2020

Slovenian and Polish foreign ministers met in Warsaw

SOURCE: TYMON MARKOWSKI / MSZ

Cooperation within the EU and NATO, European prospects of the Western Balkans, the development of the Three Seas Initiative, and economic relations were on the agenda of talks between Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his Slovenian counterpart Anže Logar.

Minister Jacek Czaputowicz expressed satisfaction with the successful development of bilateral relations, stressing that their dynamic, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, is growing in both the political and economic spheres. The diplomats discussed economic and investment relations, including in infrastructure.

Ministers also discussed were the most important current issues concerning the presence of Warsaw and Ljubljana in the European Union and NATO. Minister Czaputowicz said that he hopes to work closely with the new Slovenian government in the context of the Slovenian presidency of the EU Council beginning on 1 July 2021. The two foreign ministers confirmed their similar views on international security.

The talks, furthermore, covered the activities of Warsaw and Ljubljana as part of regional cooperation formats. The Polish foreign minister presented the priorities of Poland’s presidency of the Visegrad Group and stressed Poland’s commitment to supporting the Western Balkans on their path to European integration. The diplomats agreed about the need for a possibly quickest EU enlargement and start of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. The talks also raised the Three Seas Initiative.

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