Ljubljana, 19 July - The French delegation of MPs, comprised of members of the French political party, the Union pour la Democratie Francoise (UDF) concluded their visit in Slovenia today. The UDF party is led in France by Valery Giscard d'Estaing and represents a kind of coalition between the Liberals and Christian Democrats. The delegation arrived in Ljubljana on the invitation of the president of the Slovene Executive Council, Lojze Peterle and was headed by Alain Lamassoure, who is member of both the French and the European Parliament. At a press conference given by the delegation prior to their departure from Ljubljana, the French MPs stated that the purpose of their visit to Ljubljana had been to express their solidarity with the Slovene nation and their disapproval of the brutal response of the Yugoslav army to the Slovene nation's freely expressing its will to live in an independent state. The delegation stated that it wanted to form an opinion on the past events in Slovenia based on on-the-spot observations, in order to be able to report to its party and the French Parliament.
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