PM Ponta welcomes Czech President Zeman

Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday welcomed Czech President Milos Zeman, as part of Zeman’s visit to Romania May 20-21.
‘The two officials hailed the rising developments in the economic cooperation between the two counties, encouraging a better capitalisation on the existing economic potentials through commercial exchanges and investment. Discussed were the latest developments in the energy sector and the presence of Czech companies in Romania,’ the Government reports in a press release.
Ponta and Zeman reiterated their commitment to the intensification of coordination for the joint promotion of the interests of the two countries in Europe, and exchanged opinions on the incoming European elections and institutional changes in the EU.
President Zeman once again reaffirmed the Czech Republic’s firm support for Romania’s accession to the border-free Schengen Area.
In their conversation, the two officials also touched on the situation in Ukraine, with Ponta underscoring the need for preserving unity and EU-NATO coordination in relation to approaching the developments in the Eastern Neighbourhood.
Both officials agreed on acknowledging progress as well as on coordinated support for Moldova’s Government’s European bid.

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