Embassy of the RS Warsaw /Newsroom /
24.07.2020  

Foreign Minister dr. Logar attended a video conference with Polish Foreign Minister Czaputowicz

During their online meeting on 11 May 2020, Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Anže Logar, and Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Jacek Czaputowicz, called for further strengthening of cooperation between Slovenia and Poland, both bilaterally and in regional and supraregional initiatives. The two countries are partners in the European Union and allies in NATO, and share many views and positions on important international issues.

Ministers expressed satisfaction with the growing trade between the two countries, which exceeds 1.9 billion euros annually and puts Poland in 8th place among Slovenia's foreign trade partners.
Minister Dr. Logar presented the course of preparations for Slovenia's presidency of the Council of the European Union next year and said that one of priorities of the presidency will certainly be mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With regard to the regional cooperation, the ministers emphasized the cooperation within the framework of the Three Seas Initiative and the Visegrad Group. They agreed that the main goal of such integration is to balance the economic development of the European Union as evenly as possible. Poland's presidency of the Visegrad Group, beginning in July, will be a good opportunity to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in this area.

The two ministers expressed support for the European Union's enlargement process to the Western Balkans. At the same time, Minister Dr. Logar thanked his Polish counterpart for the good cooperation in the preparations for the reform of the European Union's enlargement methodology and also for Poland's active role in the enlargement process.