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For a better tomorrow

27.05.2016

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For the first time, the Classics section at the Cannes festival included a Slovenian film – the Valley of Peace. The two main messages of the film, i.e. that of pacifism and search for a better future, also happened to serve as guidelines at political meetings this week, namely at the Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, a meeting of foreign and finance ministers in Brussels, and a meeting between China and Central and Eastern European Countries at Brdo pri Kranju.

At the end of the two-day World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar emphasized that Slovenia strongly supports the fundamental responsibilities of the Agenda for Humanity, and will continue to promote and uphold the international humanitarian law and adherence to its rules.

The EU ministers of foreign affairs extended the mandate of Operation Sophia by one year and added the task of training the Libyan Coastguard, all with the objective to prevent human trafficking. Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec confirmed that Slovenia will participate in the operation.

The Eurozone finance ministers reached an agreement on Greece debt relief. Slovenian Minister of Finance Dušan Mramor believes the deal, which secured solvency for Greece, is also good for Slovenia.

Furthermore, China and Central and Eastern European Countries signed, at Brdo pri Kranju, an action plan in the field of forestry aimed at encouraging sustainable and multifunctional forest management, protection of wetlands and wild animals, and development of green economy and eco-friendly culture.

All these meetings may not be enough, but they can significantly contribute towards the respect of humanitarian principles and a world without hatred and war.


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