EghtesadOnline: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Slovenian Day of Independence to his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor, expressing hope that bilateral ties between Iran and Slovenia would be developed.
“I hope that bilateral and international ties between the two sides in economic, cultural and political spheres would be expanded through joint cooperation,” he said in his message.
According to ISNA, Statehood Day is a holiday that occurs on every 25 June in Slovenia to commemorate the country's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Although the formal declaration of independence did not come until 26 June 1991, Statehood Day is considered to be 25 June since that was the date on which the initial acts regarding independence were passed and Slovenia became independent. Slovenia's declaration jumpstarted the Ten-Day War with Yugoslavia, which it eventually won.
Statehood Day is not to be confused with Slovenia's Independence and Unity Day, which is celebrated each year on 26 December in honor of 26 December 1990 official proclamation of the results of the plebiscite in which 88.5% of all Slovenian voters were in favor of Slovenia becoming a sovereign nation.