Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi on Monday in Cairo started a four-day tour in North Africa, which includes Egypt and Tunisia. According to a release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, on the first day of his visit, the head of Romanian diplomacy met with Amr Moussa, acting general secretary of the Arab League and a presidential candidate in Egypt. Talks focused on the situation of Egypt and on regional dynamics in the context of current transformation processes in the Arab world, the release said. On the occasion of the inauguration of a new consular section of the Romanian Embassy in Cairo, the foreign minister also had a meeting with members of the Romanian community in Egypt. Later on Monday, Baconschi and his Egyptian counterpart Nabil el-Araby attended a working dinner organised in honour of the Romanian guest by the Association of Egyptian Businessmen and the Egypt-Romania Business Council. On the occasion, Baconschi sent out a message of encouragement for closer inter-human contacts and business relations between the two countries.
In the context, the foreign minister launched the idea of organising a Romania-Egypt economic forum in Bucharest. On the second day of his visit to Cairo, the head of Romanian diplomacy was to be received by the Egyptian deputy prime minister and to have consultations with his counterpart, but also with the minister of international cooperation and planning and the Egyptian top representative on the Joint Romanian-Egyptian Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.