“Defence spending and the Western Balkans are expected to top the agenda as NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg makes an official visit to Slovenia on Tuesday for talks with the country’s senior officials.

Stoltenberg will be received by Prime Minister Marjan Šarec at the Brdo Estate for talks and lunch before viewing an exercise by the Slovenian Armed Forces Special Operations Unit.

The secretary-general will then travel to Ljubljana to visit the National Assembly for talks with Speaker Dejan Židan and to address MPs. He will wrap up the visit by meeting President Borut Pahor.

The talks are expected to focus on NATO’s demand for increased defence spending. The allies committed to raise their defence expenditure to 2% of GDP by 2024.” (Slovenia Times)