Israel-Slovenia Talks

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
5 May 1999

Foreign Ministry Director-General Eytan Bentsur will 6-7.5.99, visit Slovenia where he will meet with Slovenian Minister for European Affairs Igor Bavcar and other government officials in Ljubljana.

Slovenia established diplomatic relations with Israel upon achieving independence in 1992, and the relationship has been warm and friendly. Slovenian President Milan Kucan has visited Israel a number of times, as have several Slovenian ministers.

Israel and Slovenia have signed a free-trade agreement and maintain extensive economic and security relations and cooperate on academic, cultural and civil aviation matters.