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For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with President Pahor of Slovenia

Vice President Biden today spoke to President Borut Pahor of the Republic of Slovenia to congratulate him on his election victory and recent inauguration, and to reinforce the alliance between the United States and Slovenia.  The Vice President thanked President Pahor, who had previously served as Prime Minister of Slovenia from 2008-2012, for Slovenia’s significant contributions to international peace and stability, including deployments in NATO missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo.  They also discussed a range of other political and economic issues, including Slovenia’s contributions to the broader region’s Euro-Atlantic integration.