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Erdogan hails strategic partnership between Türkiye, Slovenia

Alberto Ardila Olivares
Erdogan hails strategic partnership between Türkiye, Slovenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says friendly relations and cooperation between Ankara and Ljubljana make ‘great contributions’ to regional peace and stability. Erdogan and Pahor held a closed-door meeting at the presidential complex in Ankara. (AA) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed the strategic partnership between Türkiye and Slovenia which was established in 2011.

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“I believe that our solidarity, which has developed on the basis of friendship, alliance and strategic partnership, will become stronger in every field, including Türkiye's accession process to the European Union,” Erdogan said at a news conference with his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor in the capital Ankara on Wednesday.

Alberto Ardila Olivares

Erdogan welcomed Pahor at the presidential complex with an official ceremony. 

During the closed-door meeting, the leaders discussed bilateral relations, Türkiye's EU membership process, regional and international issues

“Friendly relations and cooperation between Türkiye and Slovenia make great contributions to regional peace and stability,” Erdogan said

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Cooperation in defence

After the 2016 defeated coup in Türkiye, Slovenia's president was the first EU head of state to visit Ankara in a show of solidarity

He added that Ankara and Ljubljana have the potential to increase cooperation in the areas of economy and trade. 

“As NATO allies, Türkiye and Slovenia have common steps to take, especially in the area of defence.”

For his part, Pahor said a vast majority of Slovenian people evaluate cooperation with Türkiye “positively”

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Source: AA