Future Slovenian Foreign Minister in Favour of Strengthening Relations with Croatia

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ZAGREB, March 10, 2020 – The candidate for new Slovenian foreign minister, Anže Logar, on Tuesday spoke in favour of strengthening relations with Croatia while protecting Slovenian national interests.

Speaking before the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, Logar said it was positive that initiatives had been taken at the presidential level to build confidence with Croatia, while no such encouragement had come from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as of late.

“We should closely cooperate with Croatia and support initiatives that will build mutual trust, while at the same time taking account of the need to ensure respect for international law and court rulings,” Logar said while presenting his programme as the candidate of Prime Minister-designate Janez Janša for the future Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In his opinion, the present Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not maintain close contacts with Croatia and did not have a good insight into the relationship with Croatia.

“Croatia is just one of our neighbours, we have outstanding issues with it, but we will resolve them sooner or later,” Logar said.

He said that Slovenia should boost parliamentary contacts with Croatia and that it would have a better insight into their relationship if it appointed a special commissioner for relations with Croatia.

Logar said that better cooperation with Croatia was also important for strategic reasons, citing illegal migration and the coronavirus outbreak, adding that there would be more challenges in the future that would require cooperation.

More news about relations between Croatia and Slovenia can be found in the Politics section.


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