India attaches great importance to the Bled Strategic Forum and that explains why I am here for the second consecutive year.
Preneet Kaur, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs
The Bled Strategic Forum is an excellent opportunity to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our age. Every year, the organisers highlight fascinating and challenging subjects for discussion.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
For anyone who follows Balkan affairs, the BSF in Slovenia was the place to be this week. Outside, a mysterious mist rose from Bled's picture-postcard lake; inside, pressing issues were being quietly demystified.
Tim Judah, Balkans Correspondent, The Economist
Slovenia should be commended for bringing the world to Bled today and showing that it is ready to reconcile its local responsibility with global responsibility.
A. Patriota, Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs