2. 10. 2015New York, 1 October 2015 - Minister Erjavec met Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly general debate. The two ministers confirmed positive relations between their two countries, advocating further strengthening of cooperation in the economy, politics and culture. They also exchanged invitations for visits. Minister Erjavec highlighted the interest in strengthening the cooperation in the Mediterranean, informing his Egyptian colleague of the appointment of Dr El-Zoheiry as President of the EMUNI University. They went on to address the security and political situatio... More »
1. 10. 2015New York, 1 October 2015 - Minister Erjavec took part in the sixth meeting of the Group of Friends of Mediation, which was established in 2010 at the initiative of Finland and Turkey and in which Slovenia has participated from the outset. The meeting focused on the conclusions contained in the recently published report of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, which also contains recommendations on conflict prevention and the use of mediation as a means to peacefully resolve conflict. In his address, the Minister assessed that the Group of Friends has achieved notable... More »
30. 9. 2015New York, 30 September 2015 – Minister Erjavec yesterday took part in the open meeting of the UN Security Council marking the 70th anniversary of the Organization, focusing on peace and security (conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, the fight against terrorism). In his address, he touched on the urgent and complex situation in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, including the standstill in the Middle East Peace Process, and the political and social tensions in North Africa. The international community should effectively use all available means to reach lasting political solutions: diplomacy, mediation, c... More »
In addition to a valid travel document, foreigners must hold a visa in order to enter Slovenia. A visa is a permit issued by a relevant diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia to a third-country national. On our web pages you will find online visa applications, a detailed description of circumstances under which a visa is required, and a description of different visa types. More
With regard to economic diplomacy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pursues the interests of the Slovenian economy abroad. It also promotes Slovenia as a location for foreign direct investment and supports foreign businesses in establishing contacts with Slovenian businesses. On our web pages you can find links and information about doing business and investing in Slovenia. More
You can find out more about Slovenia's developmnent cooperation here.
Bled Strategic Forum
During the past nine years, the Bled Strategic Forum has grown into one of the most prominent high-level international conferences in the region.
Under the title Visions of New Partnerships, the 10th Bled Strategic Forum took place on 31 August and 1 September 2015. It highlighted the role of partnerships and the topical issues of peace and security, economic cooperation, development and human rights.
The main event was accompanied by the Business Bled Strategic Forum and the Young Bled Strategic Forum. More
10th anniversary of EU membership
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of EU membership, the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a booklet containing contributions of former members of the Core Negotiating Team of the Republic of Slovenia for Accession to the EU. The former members of the Team present their views and the key challenges facing Slovenia during the negotiations, and reflect on the country’s achievements and its development during the ten years of EU membership.