Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chayka met with President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor

14 february 2019, 16:57

Today, on February, 14, 2019, Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, met with Borut Pahor President of the Republic of Slovenia, in Ljubljana.

Mr. Yury Chayka headed the delegation of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, consisting of Mr. Leonid Korzhinek, heads of divisions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and other representatives of the supervisory authority.

The head of the Russian delegation thanked the Slovenian party for the warm cordial welcome and paid attention to the hospitality of the Slovenian people and the beauty of Ljubljana.

Mr. Yury Chayka noted that this day, 27 years ago, Russia recognized the independence of Slovenia. All this time the relationship between the two states continue to be warm and friendly, based on the principles of mutual respect and equality.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation highly appreciated the careful attitude of Slovenes towards the memorials to the historical events connected with death of Russian soldiers in the territory of Slovenia.

Of particular significance for the peoples of the both states he called the participation of Borut Pahor together with the President of Russia Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin in 2016 in the memorial ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of building of the Russian Chapel on the Vršič Pass and in the unveiling in Ljubljana of the Monument to the Sons of Russia and the Soviet Union killed on Slovenian soil during the First and Second world wars.

Mr. Yury Chayka expressed confidence in the importance for all of the Russians of the special attitude of Slovenia to the remembrance of tragic historical events.

In the view of the head of the Russian delegation, new challenges and threats can be countered only by joint efforts, and that is confirmed by the lessons of the past. That is why the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation attaches great importance to the cooperation with competent authorities of foreign states in the sphere of crime combating. An important step in development of such interaction with the Slovenian colleagues was the signing in 2012 of the interagency agreement on cooperation. Events of this format are an excellent opportunity for strengthening of the friendship between Russian and Slovenian prosecutors. 

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