Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar received Malta Foreign and European Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo on an official visit to Slovenia. The visit was aimed at deepening political and economic relations and strengthening cooperation at both European and multilateral levels between the two countries, discussing Slovenia’s possible participation in the group of Mediterranean countries and exchanging views on other current international issues. . Their talks focused on the future of the European Union and the challenges facing the Presidency of the Slovenian Council of the EU, in particular on migration and the EU economic recovery.
Slovenia and Malta maintain excellent and friendly relations in all areas of cooperation and are linked to their EU membership, respect for European values and the Mediterranean region. The two foreign ministers also discussed migration flows. Located along the coast, Slovenia will take an active part in the group of Mediterranean countries MED7, of which Malta is also a member. Minister Logar thanked his counterpart Malta for supporting Slovenia’s efforts to join this informal group.
They also addressed their common positions on key issues and the future functioning of the EU. They advocated more effective coordination between EU member states and agreed that the Union should be strengthened as a credible and trustworthy partner in the neighborhood and the world. Minister Logar used this opportunity to present to his counterpart the activities undertaken towards meeting the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The two ministers also exchanged views on the Conference on the Future of Europe, which is currently taking place during the Slovenian Presidency. They also touch on EU enlargement, the Western Balkans and other current international issues, including the situation in Afghanistan, stressing the urgent need for coordinated and coordinated action by EU member states in addressing the impact of political change in the country. .