Tonight, President Pahor is in Rome with the Prince of Monaco, Albert II, and the Slovenian missionary, Pedro Opeka

Rim, 29. 5. 2018 | press release

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is in Rome, where he met for bilateral talks with His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco. Beforehand, the President of the Republic of Slovenia also met the Argentinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Marcelo Faurie.

At the bilateral meeting with Albert II, Prince of Monaco, the partners in dialogue stressed the significance of the common efforts and activities in the field of international humanitarian and developmental aid. The purpose of the meeting is mainly to strengthen friendly relations and political dialogue between the countries, to enhance cooperation in humanitarian projects, and to exchange views on the future of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in various fields.

In the late afternoon, President Pahor also met the Argentinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Marcelo Faurie. The partners in dialogue spoke in particular about enhancing political and economic ties, and assessed relations between both countries as very good and diverse. The Foreign Minister added that the ties between the countries and nations were particularly strengthened by the first state visit of the President of the Republic of Slovenia in Argentina a year and a half ago. President Pahor and the Minister discussed relations between the European Union and Argentina, and exchanged views on regional developments and multilateral topics of common interest, such as security, climate change, water and human rights.

In the evening, President Pahor and Albert II, Prince of Monaco, attended a charity event held in cooperation between the Congregation of the Mission, Slovenia, Monaco, and Argentina. This was a charity event supporting the work of the missionary Pedro Opeka in Madagascar, which was attended by the Argentinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Marcelo Faurie, on behalf of the Argentinian President Macri. The purpose of the charity event, the patrons of which are President Pahor and Prince Albert II, was to promote the missionary work of Pedro Opeka as an important element of developmental aid. The work of Father Opeka in Madagascar is proof that a great contribution can be made to the social and economic development of developing countries in this way, too. At the same time, this is an opportunity to collect donations in support of the future work of the missionary, Pedro Opeka.

Tomorrow, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is meeting the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella. President Mattarella will host President Pahor at a working lunch. This is a continuation of the excellent personal relationship between the statesmen and bilateral relations between the two countries. It is planned for them to discuss bilateral and current European topics. They will discuss the future of the EU, and exchange opinions on other current international issues.

During the visit to Rome, the missionary Opeka, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, Prince Albert II, and Argentinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Faurie will also have a private audience with Pope Francis.

At the new offices of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Rome, President Pahor will meet Senator Tatjana Rojc and Senator Tommas Cern, who were elected in the parliamentary elections in Italy this March.

Predsednik Pahor nocoj v Rimu s slovenskim misionarjem Pedrom Opeko
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