Romania, Croatia to organize bilateral business forum


Minister of Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean on Wednesday had bilateral consultations with Croatia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Vesna Pusic, the two officials agreeing to organize a bilateral business forum that will generate concrete projects on mutual investments and economic cooperation. ‘In the economic field the two officials mentioned the necessity to make a more efficient use of the special cooperation potential in economy. In his respect the two Ministers of Foreign Affairs agreed to make operational, as quickly as possible, the memorandum of understanding on the cooperation between Romania’s and Croatia’s Ministries of Economy, which was signed in 2011, and to organize a bilateral business forum that will generate concrete projects on mutual investments and economic cooperation. The two ministers described tourism, energy, harbour infrastructure and transports as potential fields of sectoral cooperation,’ said a release of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) quoted by Agerpres. The two chief diplomats also exchanged opinions on the topical subjects of the European agenda, with emphasis on the institutional developments that will occur this year in the European Union, the free movement of people, combating unemployment among youth and creating jobs, the energy policy, the enlargement policy, the eastern neighbourhood, the EU strategy for the Danube region. In the field of European affairs, the Foreign Ministers emphasized the importance of a consolidated coordination between the two states for a better promotion of the joint interests, the Croatian side voicing interest in using Romania’s expertise in the process of European integration.

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