Defense Minister discusses cooperation with Ukraine, W Balkan Peninsula

Mali Losinj-Slovenian Defense Minister Mateji Tonin met with Croatian counterpart Mario Banozic on Tuesday in the town of Mali Losinj, Croatia, to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the West Balkans. The Slovenian Ministry of Defense said in a statement that they also exchanged experience in transporting military equipment.

At a meeting on Lošinj, the two appreciated Slovenia and Croatia’s cooperation in the field of defense and military very well.

Countries are cooperating in military training, and Croatian soldiers will participate in an exercise scheduled for this fall in Slovenia.

Tonin, who visited Croatia with Maj. Gen. Robert Grabash, Chief of Staff, suggested that countries strengthen their cooperation in training and education.

Ministers also discussed the escalating situation in West Balkans and the need for an international mission existing in the region.

According to the Croatian Ministry of Defense, they agreed that maintaining peace and stability in the region, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a priority for both Zagreb and Ljubljana.

Tonin also thanked his Croatian counterpart for helping to set off a big fire in Slovenia on a Canadian plane in March. Defense Minister discusses cooperation with Ukraine, W Balkan Peninsula

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