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13. 4. 2017

State Secretary Bavdaž Kuret participates in political consultations in Poland




Warsaw, 13 April 2017 – Today in Warsaw, State Secretary Darja Bavdaž Kuret met with Joanna Wronecka, Polish Undersecretary of State and Deputy Foreign Minister, for political consultations. The talks focused on an exchange of views and positions concerning the situation in the Middle East.


First, the two officials reaffirmed the good and friendly relations between the countries, which are reflected in the exchange of visits at the highest level and in the strengthening of economic cooperation. During the last few years, Poland has become one of Slovenia’s major trade and investment partner countries.


The central topic of their discussions concerned the situation in the Middle East, particularly the situation in Syria and Israeli-Palestinian relations. In advancing towards a political solution for Syria, the two politicians agreed on the need for active support from the international community in the framework of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. In addition, they presented in detail the humanitarian assistance and development projects in which Poland and Slovenia are engaged in the region.


They also discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the framework of the initiative for the new Silk Road. State Secretary Bavdaž Kuret presented the Slovenian World Bee Day initiative, and Undersecretary of State Wronecka presented the candidature of the Polish city of Lodz to host EXPO 2022.


During her visit, State Secretary Bavdaž Kuret also participated in discussions at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). They discussed the Three Seas Initiative, the Western Balkans, and the Eastern Partnership countries.