Relations between Russia and Slovenia have a good potential for further development, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov told TASS on Monday.


“The current state of the Russian-Slovenian bilateral relations is perfect,” he said on the sidelines of an international forum in the Slovenian city of Bled.


He said a recent visit to Slovenia by Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a big impetus to the development of bilateral relations. The results of this visit were lauded by the Slovenian leaders.


“Today, we discussed concrete issues of a forthcoming meeting of the intergovernmental commission with Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec,” the Russian diplomat said. “We outlined promising areas of cooperation: in the energy sector, in metallurgy, in pharmaceuticals and other areas where we plan to work actively.”


According to the Russian deputy foreign minister, among other topics raised at the talks was the signing of bilateral agreements. “We agreed to speed up the work on intergovernmental agreements at the level of the intergovernmental council and via other bilateral contacts between our countries,” he added.