Int'l strategic forum held in Slovenia to address new world challenges
Last Updated: 2017-09-05 11:46 | Xinhua
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The 12th Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) was held at Lake Bled in Slovenia on Monday to gather common international solutions to challenges posed by the changing world, including climate change and security threats.

The Forum (BSF) attracted 1,000 officials, executives and academics from some 70 countries all over the world to seek solutions to the challenges of the "new reality", according to the Slovenian Press Agency.

The host, Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, stressed in his address that "we are facing new international actors" and "still struggle to address climate change and its negative global impact".

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar and President Borut Pahor made their speeches at the forum opening ceremony, calling for joint efforts to deal with new challenges.

The event will continue on Tuesday for its second and last day featuring the Business BSF conference and several panels, including on nuclear governance, challenges in tourism, the role of the EU in the changed world, the Western Balkans and digital diplomacy.

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