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Statement from the Slovenian Council for Europe

Ljubljana, 20 December - The Slovenian Council for Europe and Slovenian Society for international relations have on the anniversary of the plebiscite issued a statement expressing their satisfaction with the way the plebiscite decision taken by Slovenian citizens was being realized. Similarly, they gave support to the agreement reached in the Slovenian parliament on the new Constitution and to therein clearly defined human rights and liberties, as well as to the democratic system which clearly defines and assures rights of minorities living on the Slovenian territory. They are pleased that the Republic of Slovenia will fulfil all conditions for international recognition, as well as the decision made by numerous European nations to recognize Slovenia and to establish diplomatic relations. they hope that with official recognition the doors have opened for Slovenia to join the European Conference on Security and Cooperation, the membership in the Council of Europe, associate membership in the organizations such as EFTA and European Community, and also to the membership of the UN organization and its special agencies. Both of them are convinced that Slovenia, as an equal subject in international relations, will be actively involved for attainment of peace, justice, democracy and peaceful solution to the Yugoslav crisis.

© STA, 1991