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PM and foreign minister sign book of condolences for the Queen


Ljubljana - Prime Minister Robert Golob and Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon signed the book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II at the UK Embassy in Ljubljana on Monday. The prime minister's office said the Queen was a great friend of Slovenia who will for ever remain in Slovenians' hearts.

Signing the book this afternoon, Golob expressed sincere condolences to UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, the royal family, the British nation and the nations of Commonwealth, the prime minister's office said.

Her dedication to serving the community was reflected in her extraordinary reign and has contributed to her legacy as one of the greatest contemporary political personalities, the press release said.

Earlier in the day, the book of condolences was also signed by Fajon, who said Queen Elizabeth II served her nation with wisdom and loyalty. She led with grace and humour, even in hard times, and she addressed problems with determination and wisdom.

Fajon said after signing the book that she expressed condolences on behalf of Slovenia to the British nation and the royal family.

The foreign minister said the Queen would be missed by everybody in Slovenia and Europe, because she "left a mark in British history and on the British nation".

President Borut Pahor signed the book of condolences yesterday. Talks are allegedly still ongoing as to who will represent Slovenia at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London on 19 September.


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