Erdoğan to visit Slovenia

April 30, 2012, Monday/ 18:02:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is schedule to pay a one-day working visit to Slovenia next Monday.

During Erdoğan's visit to Slovenia, he will be accompanied by a delegation consisting of ministers, deputies and other officials. He is expected to meet with slovenian President Danilo Türk and his counterpart Janez Janša.

The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) recently declared Erdoğan World Personality of the Decade for his constructive policies in the Middle East and the Balkans and will present him with an award in a ceremony to be held in Slovenia.

Last month, Milan Jazbec, the Slovenian ambassador to Ankara, visited İskenderun. Noting that the embassy is working to increase the trade volume between Turkey and Slovenia, Jazbec said, “Thanks to its port cities, Slovenia has a very strategic place for Europe, boosting the economic and friendly relationship between the two countries is very important for us.”

Jazbec also expressed his please with the announcement that Fatih Tosyalı has been appointed the fifth Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Turkey.

In March 2011, former Slovenian Prime Minister Borut pahor had paid an official visit to Turkey and delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Turkey-Slovenia Business Forum in İstanbul. Recalling Slovenia's support for Turkey's EU membership, Pahor invited Prime Minister Erdoğan to Slovenia.

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