President Pahor Pays Official Visit to Switzerland

President Borut Pahor will pay an official visit to Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday. Talks with his counterpart Ueli Maurer are expected to focus on political and economic cooperation between Slovenia and Switzerland, and the country’s relations with the EU. A business conference will also be held.

Pahor will start the visit in Bern by meeting parliamentary Speaker Marina Corabbio Gusceti, who paid an official visit to Slovenia this May. On Thursday, the president will be received by his host, Swiss President and Finance Minister Maurer, according to Pahor’s office. The topics to be discussed include regional issues, climate change, environment, and science and research. According to Pahor’s office, the two-day visit confirms the interest of both countries to enhance cooperation and friendly relations. It will also be an opportunity to further strengthen political and economic cooperation. Trade in goods between Slovenia and Switzerland has been on the rise since 2013. Last year, it reached EUR 1.48 billion, which is almost 50% more than the year before.