Slovenian president’s visit to Moscow

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Series Details 15.02.17
Publication Date 15/02/2017
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On 10th and 11th February 2017 Slovenia’s president Borut Pahor met President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a visit to Moscow. They talked about economic co-operation and the war in Ukraine. During the visit several agreements were signed, including ones regarding co-operation in combating money laundering. Over ten economic deals mainly regarding Slovenian investments in Russia were also signed.

During a joint press conference with Putin, Pahor said that halting all fighting by all parties to the conflict in Ukraine, pulling back military equipment and resuming talks under the Minsk agreements are a prerequisite for improving relations between Russia and the West. Pahor’s visit to Moscow followed his visit to Berlin, where he had held talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck about the situation in the EU’s neighbourhood. Upon leaving Moscow, President Pahor travelled to Ukraine, where he met President Petro Poroshenko.

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