Romania-Netherlands economic cooperation opportunities


The Minister of Economy Constantin Nita met the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Cooperation for Development, Lilianne Ploumen, informs a communique. The meeting was attended by deputy minister Simon Johannes Smits and H.E. Matthijs van Bonzel, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Romania.
The two officials appreciated the good economic and commercial relations between the two countries, while also remarking the potential of their development through the existing business opportunities and by identifying new projects of common interest. Talks aimed at economic cooperation opportunities in fields like agriculture, energy, transportation, as well as water management, given the experience of Netherlands in this sector, which can also serve Romania.
“The meeting with the Dutch minister of Foreign Trade has a major importance for the economic cooperation between the two countries. Figures show that we are at a good moment of our cooperation, with Netherlands being among Romania’s main trading partners – 8th place in both export and import. At the same time, the Netherlands holds the first place in the top of foreign investors on the local market, which proves that there is potential to increase our cooperation (…),” Constantin Nita, Minister of Economy stated. The two sides also discussed about the transfer of good practices in view of promoting export and for the geographic diversification of exports on markets outside the EU, social responsibility, modernising the fiscal system and improving the legal framework in view of attracting foreign investors to the Romanian market.

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