Slovenian Foreign Ministry

Serbian ambassador summoned over Vučić’s statements about Slovenia

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry has summoned Serbian Ambassador to Slovenia Zorana Vlatković for talks over the statements that Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić made about Slovenia during Slovenian President Borut Pahor’s visit in Belgrade on Saturday.

Berlin first bilateral visit for new foreign minister (background)

Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will visit Berlin on Friday to meet her counterpart Annalena Baerbock. Fajon’s first bilateral visit will focus on the crisis in Ukraine, as well as bilateral cooperation, the EU and the Western Balkans, the Foreign Ministry said ahead of the trip.

FM Fajon tells Kuleba she will visit Kyiv soon

Luxembourg – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon spoke over the telephone with her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday assuring him of Slovenia’s support for Ukraine’s EU candidate status and the country’s post-war reconstruction. She also announced that she will visit Kyiv soon, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry tweeted.

New documentary on leprosy in Sudan to bring about change

Ljubljana – A film about leprosy in Sudan by Slovenian human rights activists Tomo Križnar and Bojana Pivk Križnar premiered in Ljubljana on Monday. In a debate that followed, the chair of the WHO executive board and a Foreign Ministry official commented on the failure of institutions to tackle the issue, arguing for cooperation between authorities and NGOs.

FM Fajon notes importance of credible EU enlargement policy

Thessaloniki – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon attended a ministerial of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) in Thessaloniki on Friday, and held a number of bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Greece event. In the debate, Fajon noted the importance of a credible EU enlargement policy for the reform efforts of the Western Balkans.

Austrian foreign minister due in Ljubljana on Monday

Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will host her Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg in Ljubljana on Monday in what will be her first international bilateral meeting since the new Slovenian government assumed office. Schallenberg will also meet Prime Minister Robert Golob and President Borut Pahor.

Slovenian killed in robbery in Kenya

Ljubljana – A 56-year-old Slovenian citizen was killed in a robbery in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi a week ago, the Slovenian N1 news portal reported on Tuesday, citing Kenyan media. The Slovenian Foreign Ministry confirmed the news of the death, saying they were in contact with the relatives but could not provide any other information.

Slovenia sending EUR 100,000 aid to Ukraine

Ljubljana – Slovenia will make a humanitarian contribution of EUR 100,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2022 to help war-stricken Ukraine, the government decided on Saturday.

The ICRC’s work in Ukraine is focused on providing medical care, access to water and other basic services, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry announced.

Logar calls for cooperation between EU and Indo-Pacific

Paris – Foreign Minister Anže Logar attended the first ministerial forum on cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region organised by the French EU presidency on Tuesday. He noted the importance of good and sustainable integration between Europe and the Indo-Pacific, and also held two bilateral meetings, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry said.