The bilateral relation between Romania and Norway disposes of a significant growth potential of the Norwegian investments in strategic areas and of intensifying the economic exchanges, Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean and Mrs Tove Bruvik Westberg, the new Ambassador of Norway in Bucharest, said on Wednesday. The two officials underscored the need to continue to explore the potential of diversifying and strengthening the Romanian-Norwegian relations, with a positive impact on the economic, cultural and social relations, a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release shows.
The Romanian chief diplomat highlighted the interest in continuing the high-level dialogue, in accordance with the status Romania and of the Kingdom of Norway have as NATO allies and partners in the European Economic Area. Ambassador Tove Bruvik Westberg made a short presentation of her mandate in Romania and of the political situation in the Kingdom of Norway, following the legislature elections of September 9. The two officials also talked about the funds earmarked to Romania on the grounds of the two Memorandums of Understanding concerning the assistance granted to our country in the 2009-2014 financial period, through the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area and through the Norwegian bilateral financial mechanism. Moreover, they also approached aspects related with Romania’s expectations at the Eastern Partnership Summit of Vilnius, in the period November 28 – 29, concerning the progress made by the partner states in the relation with the EU.