The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karl Erjavec, and the Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Nikiforov, had a meeting at the end of July, at which they reviewed the implementation of a programme of major bilateral projects.

After the meeting, Minister Erjavec said that the programme now en¬tailed 37 major projects in various stages of implementation. The lat¬est project is a EUR 124m textile plant that is to be built in Russia by the end of 2015. Mr Erjavec and Mr. Nikiforov also discussed the most important strategic project on the list – the construction of the South Stream pipeline. In addition to Telekom Slovenija, Russian investors are interested in banks and the airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana.

Other Slovenian companies from various sectors could also become the subject of interest among corresponding Russian companies.