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President Pahor congratulates French president Macron on his re-election

Ljubljana, 25. 4. 2022 | press release

Today, 25 April 2022, Slovenian President Pahor congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his re-election to the position of president of France.

On his own behalf and that of the people of Slovenia, President Pahor wished his French counterpart every future success in this highly important role.

He pointed out that, in the 30 years since diplomatic relations were established, Slovenia and France had developed a strategic partnership based on friendship and common European values. The relations between the two countries were marked by excellent cooperation in political, economic and other areas, with an important contribution being made to the strengthening of relations between the two countries, to the benefit of the entire European Union, by the fact that Slovenia’s presidency of the EU Council in 2021 was followed by that of France in 2022. He added that he was convinced that the Franco-Slovenian strategic partnership would further develop to the benefit of both sides in the years to come.

Mr Pahor highlighted the current security challenges brought about by Russia’s aggression in Ukraine; these made it necessary to nurture and strengthen cooperation within the EU and Nato with great care. He also stated that there were also many other issues that required our attention in Europe and the world, including and above all the stability of the Western Balkans and the EU enlargement process, and added that he was looking forward to new discussions and future meetings.

President Pahor concluded his letter of congratulations with the hope that peace in Europe, the safety and security of its citizens, and EU unity and solidarity would remain the common guiding principles when answers were being sought to the worrying security and geopolitical issues facing Europe and the rest of the world. Slovenia and France would continue to remain close allies in these efforts.