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SEECP FMs discuss latest regional developments in Bucharest

The latest regional developments were the focus of the talks during a meeting of the South-Eastern Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) foreign ministers to take place in the Romanian capital on Friday.
Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean declared that Romania will continue its active support for the enlargement of the European Union. ‘Romania will continue to support actively the EU enlargement process based on meeting the adhesion criteria, including the protection of ethnic minorities’ rights, and reflecting the individual merits of each state. We are confident that the EU enlargement process will show progress by the end of the current Greek presidency of the European Union, and during the coming Italian presidency. (…) The EU enlargement must remain a main topic on the Union’s agenda for the next period, and it must be reflected accordingly in the new institutional structures at Union level. Romania can support the candidate states by offering technical expertise and support,’ Corlatean declared in a press conference on the annual meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).
In his turn, Prime Minister Victor Ponta declared that Romania will keep being a reliable partner for all the countries in its region; he pointed out that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has his full support to play an active role on behalf of the country in the mediation and identification of solutions for the most difficult problems in the area. ‘Romania has been and will continue to be a reliable partner for all the countries in the region. We believe that the stability of cooperation helps everybody, and you can count on Romania being an active and objective player in the region; I also strongly believe that only share prosperity and dialogue can guarantee a better future to all of us,’ Ponta said at the SEECP meeting.

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