President of the Republic Tarja Halonen and Dr Pentti Arajärvi made a state visit to Slovenia from 10 to 12 October 2005. The official reception ceremonies and the talks between President Halonen and President Janez Drnovšek were held in Ljubljana on Tuesday 11 October.
The Presidents discussed the bilateral relations between Slovenia and Finland, current issues concerning the European Union as well as the situation in the Balkans.
During the visit President Halonen also met Prime Minister Janez Janša and Chairman of the National Assembly France Cukjati. She also gave a lecture at the University of Ljubljana. The state visit included sightseeing in Ljubljana and trip to Postojna caves as well as cultural programme. Minister of Culture Tanja Karpela accompanied President Halonen.
President Drnovšek made a state visit to Finland in February 2004.