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Slovenian minority calls for spirit of reconciliation on Italian memorial day

Trieste, 9 February - The two umbrella organisations of the Slovenian minority in Italy have written to Slovenian and Italian presidents Borut Pahor and Sergio Mattarella, expressing hope that the Italian National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe would be observed on Wednesday in "the spirit of sincere reconciliation".

Basovizza, Italy
Borut Pahor and Sergio Mattarella, the presidents of Slovenia and Italy, holding hands as they pay their respects to the Italian victims of post-WWII killings by the Yugoslav communists at the memorial at the foiba of Basovizza.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Basovizza, Italy
Borut Pahor and Sergio Mattarella, the presidents of Slovenia and Italy, holding hands as they pay their respects to the Italian victims of post-WWII killings by the Yugoslav communists at the memorial at the foiba of Basovizza.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
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