Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic-Radman said at the 2nd Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday that he was in favour of strengthening multilateralism and he underlined its importance in dealing with geopolitical challenges.
"In today's world of great challenges, unity on peace and stability is of extreme importance. Responding to geopolitical challenges requires joint efforts and advocacy for stronger multilateralism," the Croatian minister said, as stated by the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry.
Grlic-Radman said that he was glad to hear French President Emmanuel Macron underline the necessity of multilateralism.
In an interview with The Economist earlier this month, Macron said that NATO was experiencing brain death, a statement that drew criticism from numerous NATO members.
"I'm glad that in his address French President Macron also spoke about the importance of multilateralism, mentioning in that context the Alliance for Multilateralism, launched by the French and German foreign ministers, which we supported strongly at the UN General Assembly," Grlic-Radman said.
The Paris Peace Forum, established on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, is an annual gathering of statesmen, politicians, international organisations, civil society organisations and the business community, focusing on various global challenges.
This year's forum has brought together around 100 delegations, including some 30 heads of state and government, as well as leaders of big international organisations, the ministry said.