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China-CEE Belgrade Summit: Romania reiterates interest to enhancing economic cooperation with China

Romania’s delegation led by Prime Minister Victor Ponta, attending on Tuesday the China – Central and Eastern Europe Summit in Belgrade, brought to the fore Romania’s interest in enhancing cooperation with China in various sectors, such as energy, agriculture, tourism, the Government reports in a release sent to Agerpres. In addition, Romania’s delegation suggested during the talks that Bucharest should host a center for dialogue and cooperation meant to facilitate experience and best practice sharing in the field of energy between the academic and business environments. Belgrade hosted the third meeting of the Central and Eastern European heads of government, a meeting that shows the growing role of this cooperation format in reinforcing the bilateral and regional dialogue, in promoting the economic interests and in diversifying cooperation. The main topic of the meeting regarded the cross-border projects in terms of transport, energy, infrastructure, agriculture, research and development, science and technology, environmental protection and people-to-people exchange. In the context, Victor Ponta reviewed and hailed the progress made at the China-CEE Summit held in Bucharest in 2013, as laid down in the Declaration adopted last year. The Romanian delegation headed by Premier Ponta held several bilateral meetings in Belgrade, with Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, as well as with China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang (photo, R).

Bilateral trade exchanges between Romania and China surged by over 24 percent over Jan.-Sept. 2014, and Romania’s exports to China went up oRomania’s delegation led by Prime Minister Victor Ponta, attending on Tuesday the China – Central and Eastern Europe Summit in Belgrade, brought to the fore Romania’s interest in enhancing cooperation with China in various sectors, such as energy, agriculture, tourism, the Government reports in a release sent to Agerpres.

Romanian PM suggests center for dialogue on energy issues be organized in Bucharest

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Tuesday in a speech delivered at the China-Central and Eastern Europe Summit in Belgrade, Serbia, suggested the organization in Bucharest of a center for dialogue and cooperation on energy. “We should all be worried about what it is happening in our region as regards energy and we should use all opportunities in this format. I have already referred to the important energy projects with the Chinese companies. …. I would be very happy if we can organize a center for dialogue and cooperation on energy and I will recommend Bucharest for the host city. It is important to have this dialogue and to find solutions together,” Ponta said at the China – Central and Eastern Europe Summit held in Belgrade. Ponta also said that Romania has “an important energy project”, developed with the Chinese partners, but also infrastructure projects that need to be implemented.
“I want to point out the fact that, and I’m referring to Romania, there is infrastructure, infrastructure projects, but our projects are developing more slowly than we had wanted. There are also bureaucratic rules, but it is not just Romania’s fault. I think it’s our duty to find new solutions to make the projects work and be implemented,” said Ponta.

 

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