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Minister Fajon meets representatives of over 70 countries in New York

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon held a series of meetings with representatives of UN regional groups and senior UN officials in New York from 8 to 10 May.

"These meetings are a good opportunity to present Slovenia as a country ready to listen to and hear others, to build trust and strengthen solidarity, ahead of the vote on Slovenia's candidacy for the Security Council on 6 June. All of this, of course, with the aim of doing the best we can for global peace and security, the fight against climate change, hunger, poverty and inequalities. We must tackle the challenges facing the entire world together", said Minister Fajon on the sidelines of a series of meetings in New York.

She met with permanent representatives of the UN regional groups, i.e. ASEAN, ECOWAS, CARICOM, and the Asia Pacific Group and later with the permanent representatives of the Pacific Small Island Developing States and the Southern African Development Community countries. She also met UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary A. DiCarlo at UN Headquarters.

Today, Minister Tanja Fajon's visit will conclude with a meeting with permanent representatives of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN Under-Secretary-General for Policy, Guy Ryder.

"This is not just about a prestigious vote, it is about strengthening Slovenia's role and image worldwide as a responsible, credible, and reliable partner. A positive vote on 6 June would be a great recognition for our country. This is also why this project should not divide but unite us, all the way to the finish line," said Minister Fajon, who continues her journey to Guatemala to attend the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) meeting on 11 and 12 May at the invitation of the Guatemalan Foreign Minister.