Logar talks Slovenia-India cooperation with Jaishankar

New Delhi – Paying a visit to India, Foreign Minister Anže Logar met his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue 2022 forum in New Delhi to discuss several issues, including the war in Ukraine and cooperation between Slovenia and India.

Logar and Jaishankar lauded cooperation between the Bled Strategic Forum and Indian organisation ORF, which holds the annual Raisina Dialogue. They also touched upon cooperation between the two countries on a multilateral level, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Talking about the war in Ukraine, Logar stressed the need to respect the universal values enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, and noted the EU’s strong and united response to the developments.

The ministers discussed the consequences of the war on Europe and the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in the areas of security and energy.

Logar started a three-day visit to India on Monday during which he also attended a concert marking the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and India, where he stressed that the two countries had significantly strengthened their relations over the past two years.

After the concert, he met with Slovenia’s honorary consuls in India, with whom he discussed the opportunities that the Indian market presents for Slovenian companies.

He was also a panellist at a round-table debate on the relation between security and economic interests in Europe and the Indo-Pacific, where he argued against the use of double standards when it comes to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. “Only a strong response from the international community will send a clear signal to other autocrats around the world,” he noted.

Moreover, Logar was received by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Attending Raisina Dialogue 2022, he held a number of other bilateral talks in addition to the meeting with Jaishankar.

On the sidelines of the forum, Logar held bilateral talks with Madagascar’s Foreign Minister Richard Randriamandrato, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, and Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong, deputy foreign minister of Ghana. He discussed with them multilateral issues, development cooperation and preparations for this year’s Africa Day, the ministry said in a press release.