Slovenian President Borut Pahor said today, in an unexpected visit to the Iranian Parliament "I respect the work you do, and I wish you all the best"

According to Mehr News Agency, Slovenian President Borut Pahor who had traveled to Iran yesterday, paid an unexpected visit to Parliament after meeting with Speaker Ali Larijani.

President Pahor spoke to Parliament for a few minutes, saying "It brings me great honor that I, a President of Slovenia, am addressing you from this podium."

He added: "I came to your beautiful country yesterday, and have met with many of the kind people of Iran, with a goal in mind to attempt to establish the best political and economic relations possible between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Slovenia."

He also expressed hope for the opening of a Slovenian embassy in Tehran saying: "I've had excellent meetings with the political leaders of Iran, and also with the esteemed leader, and I've seen that there is great potential for good relations between our two countries."

"For years, I've served Slovenia as an MP and Speaker; Parliament is the essential core of democracy in all countries, and I greatly respect the work you do, and wish you all the best."