De Michelis: Recognition of Slovenia by Christmass at the latest
Ljubljana, 11 December - The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Dr. Dimitrij Rupel had a telephone conversation with the Italian Foreign Minister Gianni de Michelis today. They talked about yesterday's meeting of the European Community at Maastricht and about the international recognition of Slovenia. Minister de Michelis informed Dr. Rupel about the different stand points held by European statesmen in relation to the recognition of Slovenia and assured him that the Italian policy has not changed in this regard. The Italian preparations for recognition are proceeding normally and according to de Michelis, Italy will recognize Slovenia as expected, before Christmass.