Minnesota Senator Amy Kobuchar, a Democrat who is currently deciding whether to run for president in 2020, is preparing to launch a Slovenian friendship group in the Senate, according to Prime Minister Miro Cerar. She will serve as the co-chair of the group. There is another politician with Slovenian roots in Congress, Arizona Representative Paul Gosar, a Republican who was reelected to the house of Representatives in the November midterms.
Samo Žbogar was the last Slovenian Foreign Minister to visit the State Department in 2010. Cerar says that he will try to build a closer relationship with the U.S., since he hopes to increase American investment in Slovenia.