A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) visited Slovenia on September 4 and 5, 2023, as part of a larger visit to the region.
Menendez is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Graham is the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The delegation also included members of both the Senate and the House of Representatives and both the Republican and Democratic parties: Senator John Thune (R-SD), Senator Roger Marshall (R-TN), Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Senator Ted Budd (R-NC), Senator Katie Britt (R-AL), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Eric Schmitt (R-MO), and Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX-13). While in Slovenia, the delegation met with President Nataša Pirc Musar, Prime Minister Robert Golob, Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon, and other senior representatives of the government of Slovenia to discuss U.S.-Slovenian relations, NATO unity, continued support to Ukraine, Slovenia’s upcoming term as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and other significant issues of mutual interest.
The delegation expressed their sympathies to the Slovenian people after devastating floods in early August.