PM Ponta to pay two-day visit to Serbia


Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday started a two-day official visit to Serbia, at the invitation of his counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, where he is also scheduled to meet Serb President Tomislav Nikolici, the Romanian Government reports in a press release. Ponta and Vucic will leave together for Bor, in the Timok Valley, to meet representatives of the local Romanian community, according to the release. “The visit reconfirms the joint commitment to intensifying political dialogue and consolidating the bilateral relationship. Talks will mainly focus on promoting economic cooperation projects as well as projects for other areas, such as internal affairs, cross-border cooperation, environment and tourism, as well as Romania’s concrete support for Serbia’s EU bid. Also discussed will be ways of intensifying ministerial dialogue, cooperation under the Danube Strategy, aspects of the Romanian minority of Serbia and coordination inside regional cooperation formats. Also featuring on the agenda of the talks will be the situation in the Eastern neighbourhood and the latest developments in the Western Balkans”, reads the release. The Romanian delegation also includes Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea and Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean.