State Secretary Raščan and Chilean Acting Foreign Affairs Minister on 30th anniversary of Slovenia's recognition
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Buenos Aires
State Secretary Dr. Stanislav Raščan held a video conference call with Acting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Chile Carolina Valdivia, stressing that Slovenia will be forever grateful to Chile for recognising Slovenia's independence on 16 January 1992 – only a day after a number of European countries recognised it as well.
State Secretary Raščan and Under-Secretary Valdivia expressed their mutual satisfaction with the excellent relations that the two countries have been developing since then. They advocated further strengthening of political dialogue and cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, which of late have also included circular economy, digitalisation, and artificial intelligence.
Slovenia highly appreciates Chile's active participation in the Latin American and Caribbean Days annual conference. The participants of the last conference held in April 2021 were addressed, among others, by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile Andrés Allamand.
The two countries are also bound by a successful partnership in international organisations, such as the United Nations and the OECD. Relations with the European Union and the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region as well as collaboration between the Pacific Alliance members and its observer states, including Slovenia since 2017, offer an array of new opportunities for further cooperation.
State Secretary Raščan took this opportunity to present Slovenia's decision to bid for a seat on the UN Security Council for the 2024–2025 term.