Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Slovenian counterpart Danilo Turk will discuss bilateral relations and urgent global issues during a meeting on Monday, the Kremlin said.
“Since Russia and Slovenia view a number of key international issues from a similar perspective, the sides plan to discuss possibilities of closer foreign policy cooperation,” the Kremlin press service said in a statement.
The presidents are expected to focus on conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, and issues of European security.
The agenda of the talks also includes the review of bilateral economic and cultural ties.
Russian-Slovenian trade grew 38 percent in 2010 year-on-year, and the sides are planning to further develop economic cooperation by expanding the presence of Russian investors on the Slovenian energy market through the implementation of the South Stream gas pipeline project in Slovenia.
The Kremlin also said that “traditionally close cultural ties could be expanded through cooperation in the framework of the Forum of Slavic Cultures – an international non-government organization with the headquarters in Ljubljana, established at the initiative of the Russian and Slovenian presidents in order to provide assistance to promote Slavic culture.”
MOSCOW, MAY 16 (RIA Novosti)