Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will arrive today (December 12) in Washington on his first state visit in a new role, and the main part will be Friday’s meeting with US counterpart Mike PompeoAt home, this has sparked contemplation on whether the new government is trying to balance much closer contacts with the top of Russian diplomacy under former Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec .

Slovenian analysts are not the only ones thinking about a possible balancing of the diplomatic scales, but only the confirmation of the ‘close friendly, partnership and allied relations between Slovenia and the United States’ is confirmed in the Foreign Ministry. What will be all about ‘consolidating regular dialogue between states’ at one of the highest levels in recent years, so it remains hidden in a diplomatic fervor. Perhaps the ministry’s desire for closer relations shows the words ‘to explore the possibility of their further deepening.'” (translated from Delo)