On Tuesday, 28 May 2019, President Borut Pahor met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zajev, who paid an official visit to Slovenia.
During the negotiations, President Pahor and Prime Minister Zajev confirmed friendly relations between the two countries. Among other things, Borut Pahor noted that Macedonia is an important economic partner of Slovenia. The trade between countries is constantly growing and last year it reached 307 million euros. Slovenia is one of the main investor countries in Macedonia. As of the end of 2017, the total value of direct Slovenian investments in Macedonia was 357.5 million euros. This is the 4th figure around the world. The countries intend to develop cooperation in investment, tourism, and agriculture planning to increase commodity exchange to 500 million euros.
Besides, during his visit to Slovenia, Zoran Zajev met with Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and Parliament Speaker Dejan Židan. During the negotiations, a Memorandum of Cooperation in Tourism was signed. The Ministries of Culture of both countries approved the cooperation programme for 2019–2022.
We would like to recall that in accordance with bilateral agreements, the education in universities and colleges of Slovenia, both at the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree levels, is free for foreign students from Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.