Ljubljana, March 30, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency
Review Hari Stefanatos
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on an official visit to Slovenia today, where he is expected to meet with his host and counterpart Borut Pahor, as well as Prime Minister Miro Cerar and House Speaker Milan Brglez.
Erdogan’s visit is seen as an opportunity to strengthen political cooperation between the two countries and continue the political dialogue, especially in regard to Turkey’s continuation of introducing EU legislation and not to lower the achieved level of democratic standards. Slovenia has expressed its support to Turkey’s effort in that regard.
Talks are also expected to revolve around issues of debate bilateral cooperation, chiefly in economy, international issues, such as the crisis in the Middle East.
Slovenia considers Slovenian-Turkish relations “amicable” and “excellent”, with Turkey being its main ally in the Muslim world, while the two countries also share some interests, mainly economic in nature, in particular in the Western Balkans, where Turkey is becoming an increasingly important player.
Erdogan will be accompanied by a host of businessmen and several ministers and will be an opportunity to sign several bilateral agreements and hold a business conference, which will be addressed both by Pahor and Erdogan.