Logar calls for cooperation between EU and Indo-Pacific

Paris – Foreign Minister Anže Logar attended the first ministerial forum on cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region organised by the French EU presidency on Tuesday. He noted the importance of good and sustainable integration between Europe and the Indo-Pacific, and also held two bilateral meetings, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry said.

The EU foreign ministers and the foreign ministers of Southeast Asian countries discussed in Paris ways to deepen cooperation, with the main topics being the security situation and global issues such as climate, environment, health, oceans, connectivity and digitalisation.

In a debate on connectivity and digital issues, Logar noted the importance of quality and sustainable connectivity between Europe and the Indo-Pacific region, taking into account the global perspective and situation.

He added that the meeting of foreign ministers was an important step in the implementation of the commitments from the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, the ministry said in the press release.

On the sidelines of the forum, Logar held bilateral meetings with the foreign ministers of Indonesia and Australia to talk ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation and multilateral integration and exchange views on the current situation regionally and globally.