Minister discusses plans with minority in Italy

Trieste, 14 October - Minister for Slovenians Abroad Matej Arčon met with representatives of Slovenian minority in Trieste on Friday, discussing a variety of topics and presenting concrete objectives and plans the ministry wants to achieve in the coming months for the benefit of the ethnic minority. He also met representatives of media outlets.

After the meeting, Arčon said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss as many different issues as possible, to be able to define priorities.

Fields have been identified in which the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad can help the community by helping forge connections between minority bodies and relevant offices in Slovenia, Arčon said.

Hosted by the Slovenian consulate general in Trieste, the meeting was attended by Ksenija Dobrila, the president of the Slovenian Cultural and Economic Union, Julijan Čavdek of the Council of Slovenian Organisations, and Rudi Pavšič on behalf of Senator Tatjana Rojc.

Also in attendance were Franc Fabec, the president of the Farmer's Association, Andrej Šik, the director of the Slovenian Regional Business Association, Marko Jarc, the chair of the parity committee on Slovenian minority affairs, and regional councillor Marko Pisani.

Arčon also visited the headquarters of Primorski Dnevnik, the Trieste-based Slovenian newspaper, and the Friuli Venezia Giulia branch of Italian public broadcaster RAI.

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