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9 Oct 2017

Slovenia expands cooperation with Belarus

Slovenia expands cooperation with Belarus

MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) - Slovenia has been expanding cooperation with Belarus, Honorary Consul of Belarus to Slovenia, CEO of the Slovenian company Riko Janez Skrabec, who took part in the first conference of honorary consuls of Belarus in Minsk, told BelTA.

Janez Skrabec stressed that the Belarusian-Slovenian contacts have been steadily developing in many areas, including the economy and culture.

In his words, the image of Belarus has become increasingly high in the international arena. A lot of international events that have recently taken place in Minsk testify to the fact. The honorary consul cited an example of the organization of prestigious international competitions in Belarus. He views as important Belarus’ decision to introduce a five-day visa-free regime for foreign tourists and its intention to extend the period of visa-free stay for foreign guests.

Belarus and Slovenia have a great potential for developing mutually beneficial contacts. According to the honorary consul, the mutual opening of embassies would be a new impetus for the development of bilateral cooperation. Apart from that, the launch of a direct flight between the capitals would also promote the contacts between Belarus and Slovenia.

Janez Skrabec stressed the importance of cultural exchange between the two countries. On 6 October Slovenian artists has a success during the international theater art forum TEART. The Slovenian National Drama Theater from Ljubljana and the Ljubljana City Theater presented Homer's theatrical performance Iliad.

"This is not the first performance of famous Slovenian artists in Minsk. I see that your country is interested in Slovenian culture and art," Janez Skrabec stressed. He sees great prospects in cultural exchanges between Belarus and Slovenia, which help people get to know each other better.


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