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Schedule of Events for Friday, 23 July

Ljubljana, 22 July - Below is a schedule of events for Friday, 23 July:

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek, PM Anton Rop and FM Ivo Vajgl are scheduled to receive separately Dmitrii Fedorovich Mezencev, deputy president of the Council of Federation, the upper chamber of Russian parliament.

MARIBOR - Hungary's Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Zoltan Szenes, will wrap up a two-day visit. He is to give a statement to the press at 2:15 PM alongside his Slovenian counterpart, Major General Ladislav Lipic.

LJUBLJANA - PM Anton Rop is to receive at 11 AM a delegation of presidents of Slovenian minority organisations in Austria, headed by Joze Wakounig of the National Council of Carinthian Slovenians. The delegation is also to be received by FM Ivo Vajgl.

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The reconstructed old bridge in Mostar, which was destroyed in the war in 1993, will be reopened. Attending the ceremony on behalf of Slovenia will be Parliament Speaker Feri Horvat.

MARIBOR - The Trade Union of Metal and Electronic Industries (SKEI) is to talk to the press at noon to present the objectives of the trade union's closer cooperation.

VELENJE - Household appliance maker Gorenje is to hold a press conference at noon to mark the 20th anniversary of its subsidiary Gorenje Notranja oprema, a manufacturer of interior furnishings.

ATHENS, Greece - The national men's handball teams of Greece and Slovenia will play a friendly at 11 AM as part of preparations for the Olympic Games.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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