President Traian Basescu received Oleg Sergheevici Malghinov, the incoming ambassador of the Russian Federation to Romania, at Cotroceni Palace yesterday, who presented his letters of accreditation. According to the Presidential Administration press release, the two officials emphasized their “interest towards increasing the level and substance of the political dialogue between the two states”. Also, the two sides expressed their satisfaction over the positive development of bilateral trade exchanges over the past two years and shared a common vision on a better capitalisation of economic cooperation projects and opportunities between Romania and the Russian Federation, according to the source quoted. Also yesterday, President Basescu received Ireland’s incoming ambassador to Romania, Oliver Grogan, who presented his letters of accreditation. The Romanian head of state availed himself of the opportunity to praise the Irish expertise in the absorption of EU funds. For his part, Ambassador Grogan reiterated the Irish Embassy’s commitment to continuing the transfer of expertise on the management of structural funds, expressing his hope in the bilateral dialogue becoming more substantial during his term.President Traian Basescu received Jordan’s outgoing ambassador to Romania, Rasem Yacoub Hashem’s farewell visit. During the meeting, the Romanian president told the Jordanian ambassador that although one of his two planned visits to Amman last year had been postponed, it would be reschedules this year. He also emphasised the useful talks had with Jordan’s king after the beginning of the conflict in Syria. President Basescu was on a working visit to Jordan, April 20, 2011, at the invitation of King Abdullah II.