Foreign Minister Anže Logar met with NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană on the fringes of the Bled Strategic Forum today. In the light of current developments, the two high officials focused on the situation in Afghanistan and condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul.
Minister Logar underlined the importance of cooperation between allies, which proved to be crucial for evacuations from Afghanistan. They also used the meeting to discuss the priorities of Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. They advocated strengthening the strategic partnership between NATO and the European Union, which is of vital importance to address the common challenges of the future.
They also highlighted the importance of proper coordination of the development of the future Strategic Concept of NATO and the EU Strategic Compass. Minister Logar picked out the importance of stability in the Western Balkans. He advocated the continuation of the Euro-Atlantic integration process in the region and gave an overview of preparations for the EU-Western Balkans Summit to be held in Slovenia on 6 October 2021.