Sofia, Bulgaria: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria expressed greetings to the country and people of Slovenia on its Statehood day today, June 25.
Despite this, the Bulgarian Ministry is dedicated to building and robust diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Ministry tweeted, “Happy Statehood Day, Slovenia! We are committed to further developing our bilateral relations, as well as to continuing to work together for the stability and security of the Western Balkans and the European continent”.
The day marks and celebrates the country’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Meanwhile, the declaration of independence did not come till June 26, 1991.
June 25 is considered as the Statehood day of Slovenia as on this date, only the starting acts in regards to the independence got passed; therefore, the country became independent. However, the declaration of Slovenia led to the initiation of war with Yugoslavia, which the Central European country won.
Bilateral ties between Bulgaria-Slovenia:
The diplomatic relations between both nations were established in the year 1992. No political disputes are there between Bulgaria and Slovenia.
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ljubljana was established in 1993. Slovenia opened its Embassy in Sofia on October 24, 2018.
The countries often conduct political dialogue and official meetings in order to strengthen their relations.
The official website of Slovenia’s foreign Ministry cited, “The successful development of our diplomatic relations is prepared by the similar objectives set by our membership in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), as well as by the common commitments to support the European integration of the countries of the Western Balkans and to ensure security and prosperity in the region”.
Moreover, both countries coordinate well in the field of public order and crime prevention and have supported each other in international matters.