Slovenian FM Logar at the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in New York

Slovenian FM Logar at the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in New York

On the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2021, Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar attended an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers. He also held a series of bilateral meetings, his cabinet announced.

At the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, ministers discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the European Union’s follow-up, with a special focus on the regional approach and the engagement of Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries. Minister Logar called for the implementation of the agreements from the September informal meeting of EU foreign ministers (Gymnich) in Slovenia and for a unified and coordinated approach of the Union on the issue of migration management and the issue of providing humanitarian aid.

Minister Logar also held talks with Libyan Foreign Minister Najlo El Mangoush, Kosovo Foreign and Diaspora Minister Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz and representatives of the American Jewish Committee.

With Libyan Minister Najlo El Mangoush, minister Logar discussed the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, cooperation in multilateral fora and the EU-Africa Summit. Minister Logar expressed support for the stabilization process in Libya and highlighted opportunities in the field of economic cooperation between the two countries in the future.

In the conversation, Logar and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo, Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz, emphasized the good bilateral relations between the two countries and emphasized the importance of the region’s stability. They welcomed the further strengthening of economic cooperation.

In the conversation with the representatives of the American Jewish Committee, the emphasis was mainly on the exchange of views on the Middle East peace process and the strengthening of Slovenia’s bilateral relations with Israel and the United States.

The Minister also attended a bilateral meeting between President Borut Pahor and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in. During the meeting, President Pahor presented the Korean President with the highest state decoration for his outstanding contribution to reconciliation and peaceful coexistence on the Korean Peninsula.