Foreign Affairs Minister Cristian Diaconescu was on a working visit to Budapest yesterday, at the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart, Peter Balazs, according to a press release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry. The main issues on the agenda between the two officials were the consolidation of the Romanian-Hungarian strategic partnership, cooperation in energy security and national minorities and identifying new areas of collaboration, according to the same source.
The two officials were also set to discuss issues on the European Union’s agenda, such as developments in the regions neighbouring the bloc on the east, including the Republic of Moldova, but also global economic and financial issues and energy security of the EU. Diaconescu and Balazs were scheduled to hold a joint press statement later yesterday. Balazs invited Diaconescu to go on a Budapest visit during the talks they had on Monday in Luxembourg, in the context of the EU foreign ministers’ monthly meeting, according to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, quoted by Agerpres.