Today (7 May 2021) NATO Secretary General welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Slovenia, Matej Tonin, to NATO Headquarters. They exchanged views on the preparations for the NATO Summit to be held on 14 June, including the NATO 2030 process and fairer burden sharing across the Alliance.
The Secretary General praised Slovenia for its continued contributions to Euro-Atlantic security, with Slovenian troops serving in NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Latvia, in Afghanistan and in Kosovo.
“Slovenia is one of the top contributors to KFOR” said the Secretary General, adding “you are helping to promote peace and stability across the Western Balkans. This is good for the region, and for Euro-Atlantic security.”
The Secretary General underlined the importance of strong cooperation between NATO and the European Union in the region, noting that Slovenia will hold the upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union.