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Since 2017, Bled Strategic Forum has been awarding the Bled Strategic Forum Distinguished Partner Award. The aim of the BSF Distinguished Partner Award is to acknowledge the support of prominent individuals in highlighting global and regional strategic priority issues and supporting and drawing attention to the activities of the BSF.

By inviting high-profile individuals such as high political leaders, practitioners, experts and other decision-makers to serve as Bled Strategic Forum Distinguished Partner, the BSF Programme Committee is recognising the contribution of those committed individuals to promoting, fostering and sustaining effective strategic dialogue and raising awareness of the importance of the Bled Strategic Forum’s aims, objectives and priorities.

Therefore, due care is ensured when awarding such designations and maintaining the resulting relationships.

Recipients of the Bled Strategic Forum Distinguished Partner Award

Maia Sandu, President of Moldova (2023)

Michael Roth, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, German Bundestag (2022)

Pedro Opeka, Slovenian priest and missionary (2021)

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, represented by Ms Tuula Yrjölä, Officer-in-Charge / Secretary General (2020)

Enrico Letta, Former Prime Minister of Italy (2019)

Fatou Bom Bensouda, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (2018)

Miroslav Lajčák, Former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (2017)

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