Slovenia has much to offer Europe, world and UN, Ban says during visit

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Ban Ki-moon in Slovenia

Slovenia has much to offer to Europe, the world and the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday as he addressed its Parliament.

Mr. Ban highlighted the contributions of the country including hosting refugees and sending troops and equipment to multilateral operations.

The Secretary-General also said he's confident that Slovenia is a natural partner of the UN and its ties will grow even stronger in the future.

"Slovenia is a bridge builder. This country connects past and future, north and south. Slovenia is helping other countries of the region to realize their hopes of joining the European Union. Beyond Europe, Slovenia is sharing its own experiences of democratic transition with countries in North Africa, the Middle East and beyond to help the people there." (Duration: 30")

The Secretary-General's visit to south-eastern Europe will also include stops in Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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