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Newsline: Slovenia summons Serbian ambassador

The Slovenian Foreign Ministry summoned Serbian Ambassador to Slovenia Zorana Vlatkovic for talks on the statements made by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic about Slovenia during Slovenian President Borut Pahor’s visit to Belgrade, the Slovenian news agency STA reported. “We have informed the Serbian side that we are very surprised by President Vucic’s statements,” the ministry stated in a press release, according to STA. (https://www.ansa.it/nuova_europa/en/news/sections/politics/2022/09/06/slovenia-serbian-ambassador-summoned-after-vucics-remarks_8645060d-2bcb-4436-81ec-66454bd227ea.html) The statement in question was Vucic’s remark when asked if Serbia would join EU sanctions against Russia. “How should I explain to our citizens that we impose sanctions on Russia, which has not violated Serbia’s territorial integrity, but not on Slovenia, which has?” Vucic asked, referring to Slovenia’s recognition of Kosovo’s independence.

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