Prime Minister Janez Janša attended a working dinner in Paris hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. The discussion at dinner centred around the situation in the Sahel, which included an informal exchange of views on further engagement of EU member states whose armed force are deployed in Mali and the Sahel.
France and other EU member states are carrying out peace operations in several countries in the Sahel region, namely Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. The European Union is committed to the security and development of the Sahel through an integrated approach focused on political and diplomatic dialogue, as well as on development and humanitarian aid.
At dinner, heads of state and government from Africa and the EU were joined by European Council President Charles Michel, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and a representative of the UN General Assembly.