LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- A Muslim community in Slovenia is planning to build the country's first mosque and an Islamic cultural center in Ljubljana.
Slovenia's mufti Nedzad Grabus and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic signed a letter of intent on the sale of land for the mosque and adjoining buildings, the Serbian B92 radio reported.
The Muslim worship center will be built on an area of 4 acres and initial plans say it will be completed in the next six years. The Islamic community of Slovenia of 40,000 Muslims will pay $8.2 million for the building site close to the center of Ljubljana, B92 said.
Slovenia, with a population of 2 million, became an independent state in 1991 at the start of disintegration of the former Yugoslavia and it joined NATO and the European Union in 2004.
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