The Slovenia Times

State secretary talks transatlantic ties with US official


Ljubljana - Foreign Ministry State Secretary Stanislav Raščan stressed the role of the transatlantic partnership and pledged Slovenia's commitment to strengthen Slovenia-US ties as he had a video call with Philip Reeker, acting assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs at the US Department of State.

Raščan confirmed Slovenia's strong and well-developed relations with the US, saying the ties and cooperation will be further strengthened, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

He also expressed Slovenia's full support for strengthening the transatlantic partnership between the EU and US, which is based on shared history, values and interests.

The state secretary believes it is even more important when global relations are changing, especially to preserve the international architecture which is based on rules.

Raščan also outlined Slovenia's preparations for and priorities of its EU presidency, saying it will strive to continue the close ties between the EU and US, including in priority areas such as resilience, economic recovery, cyber security and crisis response.

The pair highlighted their countries' good cooperation in regional forums, particularly within the Three Seas, and exchanged views on international topics, including the Western Balkans, Russia and China.


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