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STATEMENT of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor

Ljubljana, 7. 1. 2021 | press release, statement

"We, the politicians must be fully aware of the consequences of our actions. We need to be unifying, not destructive. We must promote tolerance, not hostility.

I condemn the attack on the symbol of American democracy. I condemn any acts of violence. I express my sincere condolences to both leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate and to the relatives of the victims.

I believe in democracy and emphasise the importance of the stability of its institutions, including elections as the foundation of democracy.

I have confidence in the strength and vitality of American democracy, which will overcome these challenges, and transition period will conclude smoothly.

I am confident that President-elect Biden, together with all moderate political forces, will reunite the currently deeply-divided America, and I sincerely look forward to our future cooperation."