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January 18, 2022

Corlatean and Zaoralek discuss 2003 climate and energy package

Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean met his Czech counterpart Lubomir Zaoralek on Monday, on the sidelines of a meeting of the Visegrad Group plus Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece in Budapest, according to a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), quoted by Agerpres. The dialogue between the two ministers revealed the ‘excellent coordination on common interest matters, with emphasis on the 2030 climate and energy package, on EU’s strategy for the Danube region, on the Eastern Partnership, the enlargement process, and the relations with Western Balkans.’ Concerning the proposals in the 2030 climate and energy package, the talks highlighted the similarity of the positions on the main objectives proposed by the European Commission, and on the need for a balanced approach to environment issues related to the competitiveness and energy security objectives, the release adds. The two ministers marked 20 years since Romania and the Czech Republic signed the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. On this occasion, they agreed to enhance the high-level political and diplomatic dialogue, so that it reflects the excellent bilateral relations. Within the context, they mentioned the Czech President’s visit to Bucharest, scheduled in May 2014, MAE informs. The Czech Foreign Minister also restated his country’s support for Romania’s accession to the Schengen area.

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