FM Says NATO Entry is Event of Historic Proportions

Washington, 29 March - Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel has labelled Slovenia's entry into NATO on Monday as "an event of historic proportions". "NATO membership - as well as EU entry on May 1 - is a result of the decision for an independent Slovenia and the integration into the community of developed Western nations. This decision was reaffirmed at last year's referendum, he said as Slovenia handed over the ratification documents in Washington, DC, on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

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