The Slovenia Times

President Calls for Stronger Ties with Bosnia-Herzegovina


Pahor already received as part of the visit the top award given out by Bosnian academicians to foreign statesmen.

Talking to the press after a meeting with the chair of the country's Presidency, Bakir Izetbegović, Pahor said that he wanted to use the visit to boost bilateral relations.

Izetbegović expressed hope that Slovenia could help the agriculture sector in his country to save this year's harvest following devastating floods that hit the country in May.

Slovenian Agriculture and Environment Minister Dejan Židan is accompanying the president on the trip and will visit the flood-hit areas to determine in what way Slovenia could best help Bosnia.

Pahor's meeting with Izetbegović moreover focused on Slovenia's humanitarian effort to help the victims of the recent floods. In the past weeks, Slovenian charities and NGOs sent to Bosnia as well as Serbia hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid.

The talks also revolved around economic recovery, with Pahor informing Izetbegović that analyses show Slovenia was slowly exiting the economic crisis. Izetbegović said this was a good sign also for his country, as Slovenia is an important partner for Bosnia.

In the evening, Pahor was honoured with the Isa beg Ishaković award conferred every year by Bosnian academicians to foreign statesmen for their merit in Bosnia.

Pahor received the award named after the founder of Bosnia's capital for his support to the city of Sarajevo and the development of the entire country.

Last year the award was given to Austrian President Heinz Fischer and the year before to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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