- Category: Politics
- Published on Thursday, 08 September 2022 19:24
September 8, 2022
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s statement that Slovenia violated Serbia’s territorial integrity by recognizing Kosovo’s independence is absurd and unfortunate, said Slovenian Foreign Affairs Minister Tanja Fajon.
“In Serbia we are used to such statements, which are sometimes taken out of context – sometimes a little deliberately. But it is true that we reacted. (Slovenian) President (Borut) Pahor responded, as did our Ministry,” said Fajon, adding that Slovenia needs to protect its interests.
“It was a very absurd statement, unfortunately,” said Fajon, N1 Slovenia reported.
Slovenia has good relations with Serbia, said Minister Fajon, adding that “the Serbian President is coming to Slovenia next week and so he will be able to say more.”
During Slovenian President Pahor’s recent visit to Belgrade Vucic asked how he is to explain to the people that Serbia is introducing sanctions against Russia, but not against Slovenia.
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“Russia has not violated Serbia’s territorial integrity, but Slovenia has, and we are looking to have good relations with Slovenia,” said Vucic.
The Slovenian Fireign Affairs Ministry reacted, summoning Serbia’s Ambassador to Slovenia over the statement. The Ministry said it was surprised by Vucic’s statement and that it once again informed the Belgrade authorities on its position on Kosovo.