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President Pahor meets with UN Secretary-General António Guterres via video call

Ljubljana, 28. 9. 2020 | press release

The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor talked with UN Secretary-General António Guterres today via video call.

In the introduction, President Pahor expressed regret that this year’s annual session of the General Assembly would not be taking place live. Secretary-General Guterres agreed that while all events are held virtually, personal contact between statesemen is missing.

President Pahor and Secretary-General Guterres then discussed the current political problems in Nagorno-Karabakh. President Pahor gave his full support to the efforts of the Secretary-General in reducing tensions and ensuring the peaceful resolution of conflicts. They also discussed the situation in the Western Balkans and President Pahor reiterated his invitation to Secretary-General Guterres to one of the future meetings of the Brdo-Brijuni Process.

President Pahor and Secretary-General Guterres also discussed other current global issues, namely the fight against climate change and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the related health aspects and economic consequences.

President Pahor confirmed the full commitment of Slovenia to multilaterism and readiness to continue its close cooperation with the UN.

President Pahor meets with UN Secretary-General António Guterres via video call
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA