German Ambassdor to Romania, Werner Hans Lauk said on Tuesday in a press conference that the city of Sibiu (northwest of Bucharest), will remain further ‘very attractive’ for the German investors.
‘Sibiu will further remain very attractive to the German investors who will continue to come. You will further develop,’ the German ambassador said, after meeting the interim mayor of Sibiu city, Mrs. Astrid Fodor.
Hans Werner Lauk met on Tuesday with Sibiu interim mayor Astrid Fodor, with whom he discussed Romania – Germany economic, social and cultural cooperation.
Being asked how will the Romanian-German relationship evolve after the former Sibiu mayor, Klaus Iohannis’s election as Romania’s President, the ambassador Werner Hans Lauk answered: ‘The collaboration and the relations have existed before too. And it is very important that this collaboration is maintained, firstly at a very high political level, too.’
The interim mayor of Sibiu, Astrid Fodor a member of the Germans Democrat Forum of Romania said on this occasion that ‘Germany is certainly the main investor’ in the local economy.
‘This visit is also a very good signal for our city. To us, the relation with Germany and the German investors is very important. I’m saying this in the context that in Sibiu a large number of commercial companies with German capital are developing their activity, counting for thousands of jobs with decent salaries and in European standards’ working conditions. (…) We have both arrived to the conclusion that the German investments in Sibiu are beneficial to our city and to the investors, as well,’ the Sibiu interim mayor added.
Some 270,000 high-skilled Romanians work in Germany and are well appreciated
Ambassador Lauk told also that 270,000 Romanians are holding high-skill jobs in Germany in areas such as social assistance, health care or industry, and are well appreciated on Germany’s labor market where they work under perfect legal conditions.
“Some 270,000 Romanians work in Germany in areas that require social insurance. Such workforce makes an important contribution to the development of Germany. We believe that well skilled workforce is highly important in Romania, therefore we don’t put up a very aggressive bid for qualified workforce to come to us. Workforce of both genders is well appreciated in our country”, said Ambassador Lauk when asked if his country still needs well-qualified German-speaking workforce.
According to the diplomat, the three main areas in Germany where Romanians predominantly work are social assistance – particularly as home care providers – health and industry. Many companies that are also operating in Romania envisage upgrading workforce skills in Germany, at parent companies, for the employees to become better oriented. It’s essential that this is well-qualified German-speaking workforce, the Ambassador said, quoted by Agerpres.