Former Ambassador Peter Toš dies

Ljubljana – Former Ambassador Peter Toš has died aged 83, the STA learned from the diplomat’s family. Toš started his career as Yugoslavian ambassador to Tanzania and was the head of the club of former Slovenian ambassadors in recent years. President Borut Pahor expressed condolences to Toš’s relatives.

He was born in 1939 in Celje and started his career as diplomat as Yugoslavian ambassador to Tanzania. After the break-up of Yugoslavia, he returned to Slovenia to chair a mixed Slovenian-Croatian commission for tackling the border issues.

He served as Slovenian ambassador in Cairo and Tel Aviv.

In 2002, the then President Milan Kučan conferred a state decoration on Toš for his efforts to the benefit of Slovenia.

In recent years, Toš led the club of former Slovenian ambassadors. As the club celebrated it tenth anniversary in 2016, Toš stressed Slovenia must not join EU countries in their xenophobic or destructive actions.

President Pahor expressed condolences to Toš’s family on Twitter, noting that “Slovenia is grateful to Ambassador Toš for his long-term work in foreign policy”.