Slovenia adopts Western Balkans strategy

Slovenia’s government adopted on Thursday guidelines for the country’s activities in the Western Balkans in order to strengthen its activities in the region.

The guidelines define Slovenia’s priorities and measures needed to reinforce Slovenia’s role there, Slovenian agency STA reports.

The government communication office said in a press release that the final goal is to create a favorable environment for the Slovenian economy and promotion of Slovenia’s national interests in the Western Balkans as well as to contribute to the long-term stability of the region.

The document also aims at cutting red tape within Slovenia to simplify the relations with the region, which should boost economic and social ties as well as communication with the Western Balkans.

Slovenia will also form a special coordination task force – an informal body to exchange and debate positions and promote initiatives to be put forward to Slovenia’s national coordinator for Western Balkans.

The national coordinator from the Foreign Ministry is responsible for the implementation of the guidelines and a coordinated presence of Slovenia in the Western Balkans.

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