Chairman’s Letter to Ambassador of Slovenia

David Lloyd, Chairman of the British Slovene Society, sent the message below to HE Tadej Rupel, Ambassador of Slovenia in the UK, on 24 February 2019:

Dear Tadej,

I feel that I must apologise, as a former British ambassador to Slovenia, for the ill-chosen words of our Foreign Secretary during his recent visit to Slovenia, referring to Slovenia as a vassal state of the Soviet Union. I am sure that Slovenians will brush this aberration aside with their customary goodwill, but I am deeply embarrassed.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening at President Pahor’s Reception.

Best wishes, David

See: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/23/soviet-vassal-state-jeremy-hunt-makes-gaffe-in-slovenia?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other