Ponta on official visit to France


A Romanian government delegation led by Prime Minister Victor Ponta is paying a two-day visit (February 20-21 – editor’s note) to France, a communiqué posted on the government’s website informs. Yesterday evening the Premier was scheduled to meet Harlem Desir, President of the French Socialist Party and Vice President of the Socialist Group within the European Parliament, and Elisabeth Guigou, Chairwoman of the French National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee. Today Ponta is scheduled to meet French President Francois Hollande and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. “The meetings that the Romanian Prime Minister will have in Paris will tackle the issues of re-launching the Strategic Partnership between France and Romania; strengthening bilateral economic relations and hiking the number of French investors and the volume of French investments in our country (especially in the energy, agriculture and infrastructure domains),” the aforementioned source shows. The issue of Romania’s Schengen accession  is also on the agenda.

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