Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean met the leadership of the Venice Commission on Monday in Strasbourg, the need to adopt constitutional amendments resulting from the talks, a communiqué posted on the Romanian Foreign Ministry’s (MAE) website informs. According to the aforementioned source, the Romanian Foreign Minister met Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission, and Thomas Markert, Secretary of the Venice Commission. “Titus Corlatean and Gianni Buquicchio exchanged views on the opinion that the Venice Commission is preparing in regard to Romania, an exchange that resulted in the need for constitutional amendments. The Romanian side reiterated its availability for deeper dialogue with the Commission’s experts on the basis of the content of the future opinion,” the MAE communiqué reads. Also on Monday, Corlatean and Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, talked about internal political developments in view of the opinion that the Venice Commission will present in regard to Romania. On the other hand, the MAE announced that the Foreign Minister will start tomorrow a regional tour in the Middle East, being set to visit Israel, the Palestinian territories and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. “This tour reflects the priority interest that Romania has for the Middle East and is part of the positive dynamic that bilateral relations experienced in recent years, having the purpose of continuing and deepening bilateral dialogue and of amplifying cooperation in all domains of mutual interest,” the MAE shows.