“Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec  said that Slovenia itself will go the way of the recognition of Palestine after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and colleagues from the EU. Erjavec expects a green light at the end of the month from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, and then in March or April he will discuss the issue at the parliamentary plenary session.

‘Slovenia has an independent foreign policy, and I do not know why we would suddenly wait for some others,’ said Erjavec, who does not doubt the outcome of the domestic debate, saying that the issue is coordinated by the coalition. The minister is convinced that in the long run, ‘Slovenia will make the right decision at the right time’ and that other countries will follow it. On the basis of today’s informal discussions, he understands that it is good that Slovenia does this first step.” (translated from Sio1)