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“Let’s tell old Albanian-Slovenian stories”

10. 6. 2022

The event Let’s tell old Albanian-Slovenian stories took place on May 30th, 2022 at the City Hotel in Ljubljana and was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Albania.

An interesting evening was prepared by the Ambassador of Albania to Slovenia, H. E. Pëllumb Qazimi.

Ten different stories, connecting our two countries were presented, including the story of Bojan Adamič, who lived and worked in Albania in 1947. This one was introduced by his daughter Alenka Adamič.

Alenka Adamič

The description of the event was summarized on the FB page of the Albanian Embassy on June 6th, 2022, as follows:

The meeting was attended by a large number of accredited ambassadors and diplomats in Slovenia, politicians, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, the Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, and the former Mayor of Bled. Cultural figures, journalists, friends of Slovenes and representatives of Albanian associations in Slovenia were present, too.

The event began with two songs, one Albanian and one Slovenian, and was greeted by former Foreign Minister of Albania, Mrs. Ilir Bočka (online) and former Foreign Minister of Slovenia, Mr. Dimitrij Rupel. They both have signed a bilateral agreement on diplomatic cooperation on March 10th, 1992.

At this meeting, ten events were presented, which described the connections between the people of Slovenia and Albania and covered a period of six centuries. The speakers were acquaintances or heirs of the authors of these events.

They described the first Slovene and Albanian editions of Primož Trubar in 1550 and John Buzuku with his Mešar in 1555, contributions of Slovene albanologists, history of old Albanian noble families, history from the First World War and after the Second World War till today.

The presented events attracted the attention of the participants and aroused their interest, as they have so far been very little obvious and known or have even been undiscovered.

Alenka Adamič with Albanian ambassador in Slovenia H.E. Pëllumb Qazimi

Alenka Adamič with Albanian ambassador in Slovenia H.E. Pëllumb Qazimi

Dimitrij Rupel