- Written by Source: Slovenian MFA
Slovenia remembers this year the first international recognitions of Slovenia's status as
an independent state. On 15 January 1992, the European Community, the forerunner of
today's European Union, recognised the Republic of Slovenia. A door opened to
recognitions which began flooding in from all over the world, and Slovenia finally joined
the international community on 22 May 1992 by becoming the 176th UN Member State.
Today, Slovenia has established diplomatic relations with more than 180 countries.
Israel officially recognized Slovenia on 16th April 1992 and on 28th April of the same
year the countries signed the Protocol establishing diplomatic relations.
Representatives of the Israeli diplomatic consular team presented their
wishes this evening at the President's quarters, commemorating the 64th anniversary of Israel's independence.
The President and Deputy of Foreign Ministry Dan Eilon, presented a speech
to ambassadors, military attaches, and captains of the Peace Forces in the Middle East.****
In his speech, the President addressed the importance of speeding up the
peace process with the Palestinians. "We see in you true friends,” he
stated. “As diplomats based in Israel, your role is to serve as a liaison
and to strengthen the connections between Israel and your respective countries. We will assist you in every possible way
- Written by thenuclearsecuritysummit
SummaryThe "2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit", which will be held in Seoul in March 2012, will be the largest summit in the security field that discusses international cooperative measures to protect nuclear materials and facilities from terrorist groups, with participation from more than 53 heads of state and international organizations. The main issues to be discussed at the Summit will be as follows.· Cooperative measures to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism· Protection of nuclear materials and related facilities· Prevention of illicit trafficking of nuclear materialsBackgroundBasic ObjetivesThe possibility of nuclear terrorism became a real threat after 9/11, which increased the importance of strengthening nuclear security to prevent nuclear materials from being misused by terrorist groups. There is a need to recognize the importance of nuclear security at the summit level and seek cooperation, as the threat of nuclear terrorism cannot be addressed by a single nation.