Slovenia thanked for commitment to NATO as it marks 10th anniversary of entry

Posted on January 24, 2014



NATO Secretary General commended Slovenia for its strong commitment to the Alliance and contributions to NATO missions and operations over the past ten years during talks with Slovenian leaders on Friday (23 January 2014). “This year we mark the tenth anniversary of Slovenia’s accession to NATO. Your accession, together with six other nations, has reinforced regional and Euro-Atlantic security,” the Secretary General said after his talks with Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek.

During his visit to Ljubljana, Mr. Fogh Rasmussen  discussed preparations for the Wales Summit in September, and reviewed NATO’s operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo. He also met with President Borut Pahor and Janko Veber, President of the National Assembly.

The Secretary General said he looked forward to Slovenia’s strong engagement as the Alliance prepares for the next NATO Summit. “At the Wales summit we will build on past achievements to face the challenges of the future,” he said. “I know the economic hardship which many Allies have suffered, including Slovenia, and I am grateful for your continued support to our operations despite the tough times,” he said. “Security has a cost, but the price of insecurity is much higher.”

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