French President Paying Official Visit to Slovenia

26. 07. 2013

French President Paying Official Visit to Slovenia

French President Francois Hollande will pay an official visit to Slovenia on Thursday in what is the first official visit by a French president. He will hold talks with President Pahor, PM Alenka Bratušek and Speaker Janko Veber after attending a Brdo Process conference.

Hollande will arrive in Slovenia in the morning to take part in the Brdo Process conference which will bring together the presidents as well as foreign ministers of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia at Brdo pri Kranju.


The Slovenian president will receive Hollande with military honours in Ljubljana in the afternoon, whereupon Hollande will visit Ljubljana University.



There, he will meet incoming Chancellor Ivan Svetlik, Education Minister Jernej Pikalo and a group of students to debate youth unemployment.


The Slovenian and French presidents will then hold a tete-a-tete, which is to be followed by a meeting with Slovenia's prime minister.


Pahor and Hollande are expected to discuss ways of intensifying bilateral cooperation through regular joint government sessions and similar events as a way to deepen the strategic partnership signed in March 2011.


As part of the visit, a meeting of the Slovenian and French foreign ministers, Karl Erjavec and Laurent Fabius, will also take place.




Source: Slovenia Times

French President Paying Official Visit to Slovenia