Despite Slovenia being part of the European Union is forced to adhere to the position of Brussels on anti-Russian sanctions, the country’s authorities invariably maintain good relations with Russia, that is also facilitated by historical ties. This was told by the Prime Minister of Slovenia Marjan Šarec in an interview with news agency “Tass”.
“Slovenia traditionally has good relations with Russia. Of course, we plan to put forward for discussion the prospects for further strengthening cooperation in the economic sphere, ”said Šarec, commenting on the visit of the Slovenian delegation to Moscow.
He also emphasized that a monument to the Slovenian victims of the First and Second World Wars who died on the territory of the Russian Federation will be unveiled in the capital of Russia. According to him, the tragic events of these conflicts largely link the Slavic peoples of the two countries, and even in the current difficult political situation, Ljubljana and Moscow act on the principle of mutual respect.
“In addition, Russia remains an important economic partner for Slovenia, occupying the ninth position in our export goods, the fifth in terms of the number of direct foreign Slovenian investments and the number of tourists,” the politician continued. “In Russia, 34 Slovenian companies have offices, and an intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation has been set up to coordinate work in priority areas”.