(left) Zijad Bećirović, Esen Altuğ, Bakhatyar Aljaf
LJUBLJANA, 30 March 2017 - Directors of the International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana Bakhtyar Aljaf and dr. Zijad Bećirović today received the newly Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in the Republic of Slovenia Esen Altuğ.
In a long conversation they exchanged views on current developments in the Middle East and Balkans, particular attention was paid to continuation of the peace and stability processes in the region and Europe. Directors presented the activities of the Institute and new projects in year 2017, with an emphasis on the Middle East and Turkey, where the institute will further enhance its functioning.
Ambassador Altuğ thanked for long and successful cooperation and expressed the wish for further cooperation with the IFIMES. She praised the activities of the institute, which are crucial for peace and stability in the region.
Ljubljana, 30 March 2017