Pahor to be Siniska Alka’s Guest of Honor on Sunday

Ljubljana/Zagreb – President Borz Pahor will be the guest of honor at the traditional Siniska Arka equestrian competition in the Croatian town of Sini this Sunday at the invitation of Croatian Mr. Zoran Milanovic. The president’s office announced that Pahor would become the first foreign politician to hold the qualification at the convention.

The Sinjska Alka, a traditional knightly competition, is held annually on the first Sunday in August to commemorate the Croatian-Venetian victory in the Ottoman-Venetian War of 1715.

Open only to members of the Alkar Knights’ Association of Sinj, the competition sees galloping horsemen aim their spears at suspended metal rings (alka).

The 307th Congress was held under the auspices of President Milanovic, who arranged with members of the association to invite Pahor as a guest of honor in May, said a press release from the president’s office on Thursday.

According to Croatian news agency Hina, the Knights accepted the proposal because they want to promote the competition outside Croatia’s borders in 2010, which was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Pahor and Milanovic will attend the Prespa Forum on the future of the Western Balkans on 15 June in Ohrid, North Macedonia, prior to the 9th Austria-Croatia, We met at a presidential conference. Slovenia.

At the meeting, the three presidents advocated accelerating EU accession talks with the Western Balkans, condemned the war in Ukraine and agreed that diplomatic solutions are not possible at this time.

Pahor and Milanovic have also met bilaterally on several occasions, most recently at the end of April when Pahor was visiting Zagreb. agreed to be held in Pahor to be Siniska Alka’s Guest of Honor on Sunday

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