Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, received Miro Cerar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, today.
During their meeting, the two ministers discussed major current European issues, especially the EU Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024. They also discussed the Western Balkans as well major international issues, notably the most recent developments in Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Sahel.
This meeting helped to strengthen the many areas of convergence between our two countries and bolster the quality of their relations.
After their meeting, the ministers signed the new French-Slovenian Strategic Partnership Action Plan. This document sets out the guidelines for our cooperation over the next three years, at the bilateral, European and multilateral level, in the run-up to the French and Slovenian presidencies of the Council of the European Union during the period 2021-2022. It is divided into three areas, focusing on the strengthening of our political partnership, the continued development of our trade, and the strengthening of our exceptional partnership in the areas of education, research, culture and sport.