Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec invited Russian investors to Slovenia, as he hosted his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at Brdo pri Kranju for talks revolving above all around business cooperation. Lavrov urged Slovenia to give the South Stream gas pipeline project national priority status.
Erjavec said at a press conference following the meeting that cooperation between the two countries was at an “exceptionally” high level. “Russia is Slovenia’s strategic partner in all perspectives: political, economic, cultural and other fields.”
Lavrov, who is in Slovenia on a working visit, shares Erjavec’s view, and he emphasised that there was great interest to create direct links between Slovenian and Russian regions to support investment projects.