The Slovenia Times

Turkish President Erdogan in Slovenia


Erdogan's visit will be an opportunity to continue political dialogue and boost economic cooperation, according to Pahor's office.

The officials are expected to debate bilateral cooperation, chiefly in economy, international issues, such as the crisis in the Middle East, and Turkey's EU bid.

Slovenia supports Turkey's efforts to join the EU, so Slovenian officials intend to present the country's expectation for the country to continue introducing EU legislation and not to lower the achieved level of democratic standards.

Pahor's office also said that Turkey's positive role in efforts to resolve the Kurdish issue will be highlighted.

Slovenia considers Slovenian-Turkish relations "amicable" and "excellent", with Turkey being its main ally in the Muslim world.

The countries also share some interests, for instance in economy, particularly in the Western Balkans, where Turkey is becoming an increasingly important player.

The visit will be an opportunity to sign several agreements and hold a business conference, which will be addressed also by Pahor and Erdogan.

The Turkish President will be accompanied by several ministers and a strong business delegation.

His visit comes after Pahor paid an official visit to Ankara in January 2014, when the Turkish president was Abdullah Gül.

Erdogan was in Slovenia before, in 2012, when he was prime minister.


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