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Multilateral and security consultations with the Italian Republic

Rome, 8 November 2017 – Sabina R. Stadler, the Director-General for Multilateral Affairs, Development Cooperation and International Law, held bilateral consultations with the representatives of the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome on 8 November 2017. They discussed current events and bilateral cooperation in international organisations and institutions, as well as joint initiatives and possibilities of cooperation on addressing key global and regional challenges.


In their discussion, Francesca Tardioli, Deputy Political Director/Principal Director for the United Nations and Human Rights, and Director-General Stadler reviewed the current activity of both countries within the UN, including their priorities at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the Italian membership in the UN Security Council, UN reform and Slovenia's proposal for World Bee Day. They also discussed the cooperation in the field of human rights and on mediation initiatives in the Mediterranean region.


At the meeting with Alessandro Cortese, the national coordinator of the Italian Republic for Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the high officials reviewed activities in the OSCE. Italy will be chairing the OSCE in 2018, and Slovenia is chairing the Open Skies consultative Commission under the Treaty on Open Skies from September until the end of 2017. From April to August 2018, Slovenia will chair the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation. The high officials discussed seeking synergies and possibilities for cooperation.


Director-General Stadler and Gianfranco Incarnato, Deputy Director General/Principal Director for Security, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, discussed security issues, as well as fight against terrorism, and NATO and EU cooperation on security and defence. The officials also touched on disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.


They all agreed that the two countries have many shared positions related to addressing global challenges and that they are also interested in further enhancing the already successful cooperation. At the end of the meeting, Director-General Stadler invited Italy to the second round of consultations in Ljubljana.