President Pahor to visit Turkey in August

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor will make a state visit to Turkey on 9 and 10 August at the invitation of his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president’s office has announced.

Apart from holding talks with Erdogan, Pahor will also address the annual meeting of Turkish diplomats to discuss security challenges in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

His office said the visit would be an opportunity to exchange views on the war in Ukraine and the future development of EU-Turkey relations, as well as on other topical regional and global issues.

The visit is seen as a continuation of the political dialogue based on the declaration on strategic partnership signed by Pahor and Erdogan on 3 March 2011 while they both served as prime ministers. It also confirms the countries’ mutual interest in further strengthening cooperation.