During his last stay in Egypt, Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, spent his time being among Slovenians who live and work in Egypt, and learning about the historical impact the previous generations had had. He first visited the Alexandrine Women Memorial Site in the Old Cairo Latin Cemetery and paid tribute to the memory of many young Slovenian women who were driven to Egypt in search of work which would enable them to sustain their families.
Then, President Pahor attended the opening of an exhibition dedicated to Anton Laščak, a renowned Slovenian architect who has created impressive cultural heritage for both Cairo and Alexandria. To mark the occasion, the Slovenian Embassy in Cairo organized a reception, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Slovenian independence. Also attending the event were other Egyptian Slovenians and members of the youngest Slovenian association in Cairo – the Egyptian Slovenian Association Snežinka.