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August 14, 2022

Bilateral ties marked by continuity and enhanced cooperation

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

“MFA is honoured to convey yet once again Romania’s congratulations and our best wishes of success and prosperity to all our Chinese friends on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China.

Romanian Prime Minister’s last August visit in China was an excellent occasion to confirm our traditional political relationship and to explore together with the Chinese officials possible ways and means for giving more substance to our partnership in this very challenging and pragmatic international environment.

For the past few years our bilateral relations have been characterised both by continuity and an enhanced cooperation in all fields. We have a consistent political dialogue and a substantial exchange of visits both ways, which ensure a permanent first-hand communication between Bucharest and Beijing.

What we would like is to further increase our economic bilateral cooperation and the Prime Minister’s visit was aimed at confirming, at the highest possible level, the political determination to put into practice and develop new projects. The Romanian delegation used this opportunity to start discussions on projects which are important to us, such as the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant, the Danube – Bucharest channel, the second circular highway around the city of Bucharest,  the hydroelectric power plant of Tarnita-Lapusesti, the irrigation channel Siret-Baragan, each with a value exceeding 1 billion Euros. A sizable economic delegation accompanied us and a successful bilateral Business Forum took place in Beijing at the time of our presence there.

Though the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not play a leading role in the economic field, we will continue to encourage better coordination among the different institutions in Romania through our Inter-Ministerial Working Group on China in order to attract foreign investment and to promote more balanced trade exchanges with our Chinese partners. Romania is actively participating in ensuring a broader EU – China dialogue and supports an enhanced strategic partnership, taking into consideration the various common interests at global level of both the EU and China. In this context, we hope that the next EU-China Summit, to be held in Beijing in October, will take into consideration the very good international cooperation and further promote multilateral dialogue and also the participation in common projects, such as “Millennium Development Goals”.

China’s global role and the efforts made in different areas of the world in promoting peace, stability and international security are very much appreciated in Romania. The active regional role played by China in the peace process of the Korean Peninsula, its participation in Afghanistan, the support offered to the development of different African countries, its balanced and principled position within the Security Council of the United Nations, to mention just a few of its fundamental contributions to global security and stability, are points of reference that define a great country at the peak of its development and its active presence in world affairs.”

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