Minister Dr Cerar attends a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels
At the meeting with foreign ministers of Georgia and Ukraine, the ministers discussed regional security, progress made by the two countries in reform processes and their cooperation with NATO.
Minister Dr Cerar stressed that Georgia and Ukraine are important partners of the Alliance. Slovenia, together with other Allies, shares the concern about the developments in the Sea of Azov region. As underlined by Minister Dr Cerar, Slovenia supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia, and welcomes their progress with reform processes.
At a session in the "at 29" format, the ministers addressed burden sharing and key issues of transatlantic security, including the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and called on Russia to respect the INF.
At the working dinner, the talks will focus on challenges in the Middle East and North Africa. The ministers will also exchange views on cooperation with regional partners, NATO's role in the fight of the international community against terrorism, including NATO's efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and NATO's support for the Global Coalition against Daesh.