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Foreign Secretary visits Slovenia

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit Slovenia today to join celebrations marking 25 years of UK-Slovene ties.

Celebrating 25 years of bilateral relationship

The visit to Ljubljana will celebrate longstanding diplomatic relations with Slovenia and demonstrate the UK’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations between our two countries.

The UK and Slovenia have collaborated closely on a wide range of issues over the last 25 years including security, trade and cultural links.

During his visit, the Foreign Secretary will meet President Pahor, Prime Minister Cerar and Foreign Minister Erjavec. These meetings will focus on strengthening the UK-Slovene relationship in the future as well as shared security challenges. The Foreign Secretary will then attend an event to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

It is great to be in Slovenia to celebrate a fantastic 25 years of UK-Slovene diplomatic relations. I look forward enormously to building on this important milestone as we move to an even greater relationship outside the EU.

During my visit, I will discuss a range of issues of shared interest with the Slovenian President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, including strengthening our bilateral relationship and the UK’s commitment to European security.

We already have a close political dialogue, growing trade, and excellent defence and cultural links and I look forward to discussing with Slovene partners how we can continue to grow this relationship in the future.

Published 11 January 2017