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Slovenia Weekly: A challenge for a successful 2024

This year, Slovenia achieved its greatest diplomatic successes. This is the Prime Minister's view expressed while delivering his traditional address to the heads of Slovenian consular and diplomatic missions that managed to significantly strengthen Slovenia's reputation this year.

"2023 is one of those years in which Slovenia achieved its greatest diplomatic successes," said the Prime Minister.  He pointed out the election to the United Nations Security Council: "153 votes you get with hard work and by recognising a policy that advocates equality." He added that this was also due to Slovenia's commitment to balanced relations and consistency in foreign policy, and expressed his belief that the country would be successful as a member of the United Nations Security Council.

Slovenia will preside over the UN General Assembly in September, when many important events are set to take place. "I am convinced that I will be very proud of you and that our citizens will also be proud of what Slovenia will achieve during next year," concluded the Prime Minister.

Independence and Unity Day, which we will celebrate on Tuesday, marks the announcement of the results of the plebiscite, in which 88.5% of all eligible voters decided in favour of an independent Slovenia 33 years ago.

We are entering a time of year that is considered magical by many.  May it also be magical for all of you, our readers, and we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and to let you know that we will be back again in the first week of January 2024.