The general mayor of the Romanian capital, Sorin Oprescu on Wednesday met his Italian counterpart Giovanni Alemanno at the headquarter of the Rome Municipality, to discuss the social projects initiated by the two mayors approximately a year ago, reads a press release issued by the Municipality of Bucharest, quoted by Mediafax. On this occasion, the two mayors agreed on ways to enforce joint solutions in view of assuring the social integration, and observing the rights of the Romanian citizens who live in the Italian capital. The two officials reaffirmed their common position on improving the social situation of the ethnic Roma population living in Italy and declared “zero tolerance” to crime, regardless of ethnicity or nationality.
To this regard, the Bucharest Municipality set up its Permanent Bureau in Rome, which will handle the relations between the local public administration of Bucharest and the Municipality of Rome. The Bureau will be coordinated by Ramona Badescu, who was mandated to represent the interests of Bucharest in the Italian capital.
“We want this Permanent Bureau to support the Municipality of Rome in its relation with the community of Romanians who are working here, and also to answer the need for information of Romanians living in Italy. For their safety, I want to make it clear to the citizens of Rome, and also to Romanians, that we both have the same principle: zero tolerance for antisocial deeds,” Oprescu mentioned.