Representing the Republic of Slovenia, Her Excellency Ms. Tanja Fajon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, and His Excellency Prof. Igor Papič, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, along with the Deputy Secretary General of the Union of the Mediterranean (UfM), Álvaro Albacete, were welcomed by the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) on Tuesday 7 November. They were received by the President of EMUNI, Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry and esteemed Management Board Member and Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Hatem Atallah. The renewed pledge of commitment, and political and financial support on the part of the Slovenian government comes during EMUNI´s 15th Anniversary year, marked by its successful Annual Conference this summer on New Models for Sustainable Universities.
Slovenia, which finds itself at the intersection of several geopolitical regions within Europe, has the potential to play an important role in the Mediterranean. Within the framework of the UfM, which is also celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year and for which EMUNI is a key priority, Slovenia has indeed already strengthened its position across the region.