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Talks with Uruguay’s Deputy Foreign Minister on the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s recognition

State Secretary Stanislav Raščan held a video conference call with Uruguay Deputy Foreign Minister Carolina Ache Battle. The discussion was aimed at assessing relations between the two countries on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Uruguay’s recognition of Slovenia’s independence.
State Secretary Stanislav Raščan sitting

State Secretary Stanislav Raščan | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

State Secretary Raščan reiterated his gratitude to Deputy Foreign Minister Ache Battle that, on 16 January 1992, Uruguay, together with Argentina and Chile, was one of the first non-European countries to recognise the new reality on the world map and in doing so contributed to the internationalisation of Slovenia with rapid support. 

The two senior officials agreed that relations between the two countries are good and without any outstanding issues, but with much unexploited potential in political, economic and other areas. Slovenia and Uruguay share similar views on many global issues, cooperating successfully in the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations. They are also important partners in the dialogues between the European Union, the wider region of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Mercosur bloc, which includes Uruguay. 

State Secretary Raščan presented Slovenia’s decision to bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2024–2025.