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Minister of Foreign Affairs at “Slovenia – A Country of Reference for Green Mobility” consultations

Ljubljana, 26 October 2018 – Minister Dr Miro Cerar gave an introductory speech to open the consultations and exhibition titled Slovenia – A Country of Reference for Green Mobility, which is being hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. This is the first sector-specific presentation of solutions and innovative products at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

In his address, Dr Cerar underlined that the Slovenian automotive industry was exceptionally developed and technologically advanced, as well as strongly internationalised, accounting for 20 per cent of the Slovenian exports. At the global level, the mobility sector is facing major changes, perhaps the biggest to date. The manufacturers of cars and car parts must take these changes into account by seeking new solutions. Minister Dr Cerar confirmed support for projects responding to the key strategic challenges and EU guidelines to safeguard its future competitiveness by introducing green mobility, renewables and smart digital applications.

 

Through its diplomatic and consular network abroad and in cooperation with other stakeholders, the Ministry will continue to support the internationalisation of Slovenian companies, including those engaged in automotive industry and mobility, and promote the excellence of the Slovenian economy. The Ministry and the diplomatic and consular network will also try to organise visits of the exhibition Slovenia – A Country of Reference for Green Mobility to some selected foreign markets, facilitating the presentation of innovative achievements and excellence of the Slovenian economy to targeted audiences and companies. Due to the importance of such an exhibition for the entire Slovenian economy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is striving to make it a regular event.

 

The consultations were also attended by the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, who presented the EU strategy and goals on mobility. The round table following the event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships – SRIP ACS+ and the Edison Project.