The Slovenia Times

President Pahor in Bosnia-Herzegovina



Pahor will meet the Bosnia-Herzegovina presidency currently chaired by Bakir Izetbegović and deliver a speech at the federal parliament.

He will also receive an award from the Isa Beg Ishaković Foundation, conferred every year to foreign statesmen for distinguished services for Bosnia.

The visit comes at a high point in bilateral relations, as Slovenian rescuers made a significant impact in relief efforts following the recent disastrous floods and Slovenians donated unprecedented amounts of aid to flood-stricken regions.

Pahor will visit the flooded regions alongside Agriculture and Environment Minister Dejan Židan and the director of the Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Administration Darko But.

His office said Slovenia would offer professional and financial assistance, in particular in agriculture and environment protection.

Aside from flood relief, the officials are expected to discuss trade and political cooperation, in particular Bosnia's path towards EU and NATO membership.

Slovenia's official stance has been that Bosnia has a place in the EU, but this is conditional on the implementation of long-stalled reform efforts.

Regional cooperation will also be on the agenda in view of the meeting in July of Western Balkan leaders in the framework of the Brdo Process.

Pahor is moreover expected to meet Slovenian soldiers serving in the EUFOR mission.


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