Melania Trump's home town in Slovenia hopes she will visit

Posted at 6:28 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 18:29:42-05

The residents of Melania Trump's home town in Slovenia are hoping the future U.S. First Lady will come to visit together with her husband.

Melania Trump, 46, was born as Melanija Knavs in the industrial Slovenian town of Sevnica before leaving the country while in her 20s' to pursue an international modelling career.

U.S. flags could be seen in the industrial town on Wednesday as the news came in of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency.

Sevnica mayor Srecko Ocvirk said he doesn't expect Melania Trump to come any time soon but "I expect her to visit Sevnica later."

The president of the small Alpine nation said he hopes relations with the U.S. will further improve during Donald Trump's presidency.

President Boris Pahor said Wednesday "we are allied as part of NATO and I will strive for the friendship and the alliance to deepen further."

Melania Trump's childhood neighbor, Mirjana Jelancic, says she is happy for her friend. She said "it was part of her dreams and we are happy if she succeeds."

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